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MINUTES 

OF THE 

FIRST SNNUSL MEETING 

OF THE 

TSoman's Missionary Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. PAUL'S M. E. CHURCH, 

GOLDSBORO, 
Wednesday, November ii, 1891. 



RAI^EIGH, N. C: 
F.dwards & Broughtoii , Printers. 

1S91. 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/minutesofannm91941017woma 



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CONSXIXUTTION. 

PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S., and, 
through them, the mission cause will be 
greatly advanced by an annual meeting, 
we, their representatives, organize with the 
following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S of the Bap- 
tist Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one 
representative from each Society (with four 
additional representatives from the local 
Society), one adult female representative 
from each Mission Band in correspondence 
with the Central Committee. Members of 
the Central Committee shall be members 
hy right of office. All other members of 
Societies shall be welcome visitors, but 
only representatives shall be entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meetins: shall be to 
discuss and recommend plans for the fur- 
therance of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same 
city and at the same time as the Baptist 
State Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two 
Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, 
elected by ballot at the first annual session. 



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6. Representatives from seven Societies 
shall constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall 
be prepared by a joint committee of the 
Central Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by 
a two-thirds vote of the representatives 
present at a regular annual meeting, three 
months notice of desired change having 
been given to the Central Committee. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

The first annual meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, auxiliary to the Bap- 
tist State Convention, convened in St. Paul's 
Methodist Episcopal church ot Goldsboro, 
on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11th, 1891. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Central 
Committee, presided, and conducted the de- 
votional exercises, 

A hymn was followed by a Bible read- 
ing and talk upon "Likeness to Christ." 
Special emphasis was placed upon the priv- 
ilege and duty to follow in the Master's 
footsteps, and grow more and more like him 
in spirit and in deed. 

Miss Heck led in prayer. 

The meeting was declared open for the 
regular business. 

During the singing of a hymn, the dele- 
gates were requested to come forward and 
report their names and the Societies which 
they represented. 

The election of officers for the annual 
meeting being first in order, Mrs. Ellen Ed- 
wards was called to the chair. The ballot 
resulted as follows : President — Miss Fannie 
E. Heck, Raleigh; First Vice President — 
Mrs. Ellen Edwards, Goldsboro ; Second 
Vice President — Mrs. Wm. B. Royall, Wake 
Forest ; Secretary— Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Ral- 
eigh. 



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Mrs. Ellen Edwards gave a most hearty, 
loving welcome to all in behalf of the Lady- 
Missionary Society of Goldsboro. She be- 
lieved the meeting would inspire all, but spe- 
cially the Goldsboro Society. 

Miss Heck, on behalf of the visiting la- 
dies, expressed the thanks of all present for 
the motherly greeting extended them. She 
felt that, in Mrs. Edwards, we hai one in 
our midst to whom we could look for loving 
sympathy, encouragement and help in our 
work. 

Miss F. E. Heck, as President of the 
Central Committee, read her report. After 
glancing over what had been done during 
the past year, she suggested enlarged plans 
for the work, and called special attention to 
its being our centennial year, in which she 
hoped the societies would undertake and ac- 
complish great things towards spreading the 
glad tidings of the gospel of peace. 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, the Secretary of the Cen- 
tral Committee, submitted the report as fol- 
lows: 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL 
COMMITTEE, 1891. 

Dull is the mind and heart to which times 
of review bring no lessons from the past to 
give strength for the future ; if failure meets 
the backward glance, to learn to be up and 
doing to retrieve the past ; if success, to 
thank God and take courage for more and 



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better work to come. As we look back 
and gather in to one report the results of the 
year's work, not failure but success meets 
us, for which we most gratefully thank him 
who has done exceedingly abundantly above 
all that we asked or thought. 

In submitting, therefore, the following 
excellent annual repart, we wish to call spe- 
cial attention to several features of our 
work. And first, we would note — not be- 
cause we believe it the greatest result (for 
the prayers, the faith, the pains that have 
been given, are far greater), but because it 
is the most tangible proof of our year's 
work — that our contributions this year are 
more than sixty per cent greater than last 
year. Last year we gave $1,930 ; this year 
we have given $3,129.14. 

Coupled with this increase, is that of the 
number of societies reporting, the number 
this year exceeding that of last year. 

These two gratifying facts prove that the 
societies are doing more earnest work, and 
that our plans of reporting are more fully 
understood. 

Still in the matter of reporting, there is 
somewhat more we would ask of the treas- 
urers of the societies. More care in the fill- 
ing of report blanks, a little more promptness 
in sending them in, a little more care to 
state the object to which money is sent, 
would greatly lessen the work of your Sec- 
retary. 



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Three new items appear in this report and 
stand for three lines of work of unusual 
interest. They are the Cuban School Fund, 
boxes for Home Missionaries, and the Ex- 
pense Fund of the Central Committee. 

The first is for the support of poor Baptist 
girls in a school opened for them by our 
wise and thoughtful Diaz. He saw that 
these girls, denied even the limited educa- 
tion of the convents, must grow up in utter 
ignorance unless some provision was made 
for them by the Baptists. He, through the 
Home Board, threw the responsibility of 
making this provision on the woman's mis- 
sionary societies of the South, making the 
opening of the school conditional on their 
promise to maintain in it twenty-fiv^e poor 
Baptist girls, thus insuring the salaries of 
the necessary teachers. Of this number, the 
societies of North Carolina are pledged for 
the support of three girls for this year — 
Raleigh having completed her amount, 
Leaksville working diligently at hers, and 
an individual number ef the Leaksville So- 
ciety being responsible for the support of an- 
other. 

After some delay, the school has been 
opened in rooms prepared for it in the Bap- 
tist church building, the old Theatre. The 
school is thus the special protege of the soci- 
eties ; and in the discussion of plans for the 
coming year, we trust some way may be 



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devised for increasing rather than diminish- 
ing North Carolina's share in it. 

The second of the new items is one that 
greatly appeals to us and stands for 
warmth and comfort for our Home Mis- 
sionaries toiling amid many privations for 
the cause of Christ and the preservation 
of the peace and prosperity of our beloved 
country. We refer to our boxes for home 
missionaries. Of these, four have been sent 
from Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston Sunbeams 
and Mc Alpine Grove, Robeson Association. 
We are assured if other Societies knew 
the loving and kindly thoughts that went 
into these boxes, and with them 1 3 the hum- 
ble homes of the missionaries, to come back 
doubled and trebled by their grateful recep- 
tion, many would undertake this work. We 
are glad to state that several boxes are now 
preparing, but more are needed. 

The last item is a small one— $1.65 for the 
Expense Fund of the Central Committee. 
The expenses of the Central Committee are 
for postage, stationery, printing, blanks, 
&c., but by far the largest amount is for the 
publication of the Missionary Talk, the low- 
est price we have been able to obtain being 
$7.50 a month. In view of this expense the 
Committee has at times spoken of discon- 
tinuing its publication, but every such sug- 
gestion has met with strenuous objection. 
While this appreciation of our little paper is 
gratifying, bills are stern facts and must be 



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met. The Mission Board has hitherto paid 
them for us, dividing the amount between 
Home, State and Foreign Missions, so that 
our report should stand so much minus ex- 
penses. We are ambitious, however, to 
make our gifts with no minus. To accom- 
plish this, we some months ago requested 
each Society to collect an expense fund of a 
nickle a year from each member, hoping 
that this, if carefully collected and reported, 
would cover the Committee's expenses. 
This small item is the beginning of that 
from which we hope much. 

For the future we are encouraged, from 
the report we now submit, to entertain hopes 
that a year ago would have seemed the vain 
imaginings of an idle brain, but are now be- 
come the not unattainable goal of our de- 
sires. 

For the Centennial year that is drawing 
near, may your Secretary report an amount 
that will double that which we now record 
as follows : 

Atlantic Association — Goldsboro, $26.79; 
Newbern, 28.00; Beaufort, 25.00; Morehead, 
20.00; Pollocksville, 4.15. 

Beulah Association — Yancey ville, $33.17; 
Gj§g9|%)r^ M-.^O; Reidsville, 20.00; Trin- 
^*5^^^9ua 7x97;^ ted ,nfiL,^^^ ^^^^^ 



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5.70; First church, Raleigh, 235.99; Ditto, 
Cuban fund, 129.40; Sunbeams, Youngsville, 
2.05; Sunbeams, First church, Raleigh, 36. 11; 
Missionary box. First church, Raleigh, val- 
ued at 113.00; Sunbeams, Youngsville, 2,05; 
Sunbeams, Little River, 3.00 ; Hopkins' 
Chapel, 4.04; Brassfield, 2.59; Cypress Chap- 
el, 4.08. 

Caldwell Association — Union, $3.48. 

Chowan Association — Ebenezer, $6.00; 
Warwick, 10 00; Elizabeth City, 17.86; Mid- 
dle Swamp, 9.48; Sawyer's Creek, 30.00; 
Reynoldson, 16.38; Sunbeams, Gatesville, 
1.42; Providence, 15.00; Shiloh, 20 00; Shaw- 
boro, 6 00; Bear Swamp, 5,36; Sunbeams, 
Eureka, 1.21; Gatesville, 20.00. 

West Chowan Association— Mt. Tabor, 
$38.83; Buckhorn, 11.30; Missionary Gard- 
ener, 6.00; Elim, 4.66; Ahoskie, 10.00; Pine 
Forest, 16.29. 

Cape Fear Association — Southport, |7.28; 
Galleed, 14.25; First church, Wilmington, 
178.90; Sunbeams, Wilmington, 10.00. 

Eastern Association — Long Creek, $5.00; 
Mt. Olive, 17.04; Warsaw, 10.60; New Hope, 
2.32; Sunbeams, New Hope, 1.32; Sunbeams, 
Enon, 8.14; Mt Holly, 6.58; Mt Gilead.lO.OO; 
Island Creek, 2.75. 

Flat River Association — Oxford Female 
Seminary, $35.74; Henderson, 58.80; Bethel 
Hill, 4.80; Oxford, 30.45; Corinth, 24 41. 

King's Mountain Association — Shelby, 
$34.65. 



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Liberty Association — Kernersville, $3.30. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association — 
Young Ladies' Society, Charlotte, $36.00; 
Olivet, 23.25; First church, Charlotte, $60. 70; 
Missionary box, Charlotte, value, 40.00. 

Mt.Zion Association— Berea, $5.20; Chapel 
Hill, 5.00; Bethel, 11.71; Lystra, 21.08; Sun- 
beams, Durham, 24.55; First church, Dur- 
ham, 267.40; Chapel Hill, 5.00; Mt. Moriah, 
1.15, 

Pilot Mountain Association — Leaksville, 
$20.02; Cuban fund, Leaksville, 6 00; Ker- 
nersville, 2.00; Sunbeams, First church, 
Winston, 25.00; Mt. Pisgah, 20.50; First 
church, Winston, 16.25; two Sunbeam Soci- 
eties, Winston, missionary box, value, 16.00. 

Raleigh Association — Cumberland Union, 
$3.00; Apex, 20.75; In wood, 20.30; Taber- 
nacle, 67.42; Shady Grove, 75c; Sunbeams, 
Apex, 12.66; Sunbeams, Franklinton, 10.75; 
Sunbeams, Holly Springs, 5. 00 ; HoilySprings, 
22.94; Morrisville, 19.28; White Stone, 25.00; 
Selma, 12.00; Green Level, 2.20. 

Richmond Association — Rockingham, 
$20.05; Spring Hill, 34.40; Pleasant Grove, 
8.42; Sunbeams, Rockingham, 5.76. 

Robeson Association — Pleasant Grove, 
$2.25; Fayetteville, 18.79; Cedar Grove, 3.50; 
Mc Alpine's Grove, 51.62; Missionary box, 
McAlpine's Grove, value, 9.00; Saddle Tree, 
32.47; Sunbeams, Lumberton, 35.74; Anti- 
och, 3.80; Lumberton,71.21; Ten Mile, 12.14; 



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Cheerful Hope, 1.93; Buck Swamp, 5.03; 
Bloomingdale, 4.70. 

Sandy Creek Associat'n — Mineral Springs, 
111.28; Pittsboro, 17.06; Manly, 2.25. 

Tar River Association — Warren Plains, 
$17.31; Cypress Chapel, 2. 74; Poplar Springs, 
13.47; Weldon, 10.00. 

Union Association — Monroe, $10.10. 

South Yadkin Association — Enon, $8.14; 
Bethel, 4 00. 

Western Convention — Hickory, $2.40; Be- 
rea, 7.25; Missionary box, Berea, value, 5.00; 
Riceville, 2 00. 

No Association given — Mrs Kerr, More- 
head, for Cuban girl, 25.00; Missionary 
Gardener, 13.05; Oakdale, 1.00; Hartsville, 
1.00; Ralph and Cora Riggsbee, 2.50; Garys- 
burg, 2.66. 

Contributed as follows : 



Foreign Missions. $1,452 63 

Home Missions 590 47 

State Missions 290 12 

Orphanage 236 66 

Educatim 125 40 

Education Louisville Seminary ... 20 00 

Endowment Wake Forest College. 5 00 

No object stated 28 82 

Missionary boxes, value 153 00 

Expense fund 1 65 



Total 



$2,903 75 



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SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT. 

Owing to the amount of work required to 
get a tabulated statement of our work for 
the year, we were compelled to close our 
report on Nov. 5th, 1891. Since closing it, 
quite a number of reports have been re- 
ceived, showing that the following addi- 
tional amounts have been contributed as 
follows : 

Leaksville, $3.50; Ditto, Cuban school, 
3.01; Wake Forest, 51.56; Sunbeams, Wake 
Forest, 11.03; Newbern, 15.00; Suubeams, 
Wilmington, 5 00; Mt. Vernon, 2 60; Taber- 
nacle, 15.57; Boiling Springs, 6.50; Winston 
Broad Street, Sunbeams, 36.04; Rolesville, 
4.23; South Carolina Lady missionary box, 
5.00; Mrs. Kerr, Morehead, Cuban school, 
35.00; Saddle Tree, 13.33; Fayetteville, 7.20. 

Contributed as follows : 



Foreign Missions $103 04 

Home Missions 40 14 

State Missions 49 19 

Education 7 20 

Elizabeth City box for Orphanage . . 30 83 



Total $334 39 



These amounts added to those on annual 
report make totals as follows : 



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Foreign Missions $1,554 67 

Home Missions 605 61 

State Missions 339 31 

Orphanage 257 48 

Education 132 60 

Louisville Sominary education. ... 20 00 

Endowment Wake Forest 5 00 

No object stated 28 82 

Missionary boxes, value 183 00 

Expense fund 1 65 

Total $3,128 14 

Increase over last yaar, $1,207 58. 

Letters written 300 

Missionary Talks sent out 13.800 

Prayer-cards 1,000 

Missionary tracts, leaflets, etc 2,525 

Mite barrels 459 

New societies formed 21 

Number of Societies contributing ^25 



The Secretary called the roll of dele- 
gates, and asked for the report from the 
different societies. 

Miss Zoe Riggsbee of the First church, 
Durham, reported an increase in the contri- 
bution over last year, and closed her report 
with this question: "What can be done to 
increase the interest of church members in 
missions ?" 

Miss Nolle Burt of Holly Springs reports 
greater and growing interest in the work, 
and expressed tke desire that they might do 
more this year than ever before. 



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Mrs. T. G. Hall of Wilmington said that 
but half of their work was represented by 
their report, half of their contributions be- 
ing used in city missions. They had made 
1,030 visits and helped 173 cases of distress. 
She stated that they had little difficulty in 
collecting the dues, and closed with the oft- 
repeated question, "How can we secure bet- 
ter attendance at the meetings ?" 

Mrs. W. B. Royall of Wake Forest said • 
the attendance in their society was gen- 
erally very good. In October, at their reg- 
ular meeting, a thank-offering was made, 
amounting to $31.60. 

After transacting routine business, the 
meeting adjourned until Thursday ten 
o'clock a. m., when the special order will be 
' ' The Different Plans of Work. " Prayer by 
Mrs. Hartwell Edwards. 

Thursday, Nov. 12, 1891. 

The meeting assembled at 10 o'clock, a. 
m. Mrs. Ellen Edwards conducted the open- 
ing exercises. The 47th Psalm was read 
and commented on. Earnest prayer was 
made for our missionaries, and also that we 
might realize the duty of helping them by 
prayers and contributions. 

All present connected with the missionary 
societies were accorded the privileges of 
regular delegates. 

Reports from the Societies were then 
made by their representatives. 



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Mrs. F H. Martin of Lumberton reported 
the members sma ler in number, but that 
the interest and contributions on the part 
of the present membership had increased. 

Mrs. W. B. Wingate, Greensboro : The 
Society meetings were held semi-monthly. 
In addition to regular dues, a free-will offer- 
ing at each meeting was made to missions. 

Mrs. J. M. Heck, First church, Raleigh : 
Placed special emphasis on the devotional 
exercises of the nuetings. The new fea- 
tures of the year's work were sending a mis- 
sionary box and collecting the necessary 
funds for the support of a girl in the Cuban 
school for one year. 

Miss Venie Wilson, Pugh's : Had no reg- 
ular report, but came to gain information. 
Hoped to send a report next year. 

Mrs. H. B. Duffy, Newbern : The work 
was in a favorable condition. Hoped for 
still better things next year. 

Miss Loneria Waller, Concord : No report, 
the Society being just organized. Interest 
in the work was growing. 

Miss Mollie Woods, Knapps of Reeds: 
Came for information. The ladies in her 
section were anxious to learn about mis- 
sions. She thought they would begin and 
carry on this work, and send a report at next 
year's meeting. 

Miss Lena Davis, Beaufort : Gave a re- 
port which showed interest and good work 
in the cause of missions. 




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Mrs. Peteway, Goldsboro : Reported most 
favorably of the growth and progress of 
that Society. A new impetus had been 
given them by Mrs. Ellen Edwards, whose 
heart is aglow with missionary interest and 
zeal. 

Recommendations of the Central Commit- 
tee for the work of the following year were 
read. It was agreed to consider them sep- 
arately. 

First recommendation : That onr mission- 
ary women in our world-wide fields be pre- 
sented to Woman's Missionary Societies for 
their support. 

The discussion of this recommendation 
was opened by Mrs. Duffy of Newbern, who 
gave a sketch of our missionary women, 
and dwelt upon our obligation as christian 
women to support them. 

The President stated that the increase in 
the contributions of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention had been so marked that they might 
hope soon to reach the necessary amount, 
viz., about $28,000 yearly. 

The first re(3ommendation was adopted. 

Second recommendation : That the object 
of the next Christmas offering be the send- 
ing of medical missionaries to North China. 

A letter was read from Miss M. E. Mcin- 
tosh, President of Woman's Missionary 
Union, in regard to the necessity of this 
work. 



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Mrs. E. Edwards related an incident in 
the life of her brother, Mr. Hartwell, while 
a missionary in China. His wife was ex- 
tremely ill and suffering inexpressible ag- 
ony, which nothing they could do could re- 
lieve, and the nearest physician was fifty 
miles away. At that time the only means 
of communication was by runners, one man 
taking the message and running for miles, 
then delivering it to another, and so on, un- 
til it reached the person for whom it was 
intended. Thus it would be days before 
medical aid could be procured. 

Rev. J. L. White, representative of the 
Baptist State Convention, by permission, 
made a statement in regard to State Mis- 
sions. He said there was a debt now rest- 
ing upon the State Mission Board amount- 
ing to $1,800, and they asked the assistance 
of the Woman's Missonary Societies. 

Mr. White was allowed to take pledges 
from the representatives of the Societies. 
The pledges amounted to $68.00. 

The regular business was resumed. 

Mr. J. Hartwell Edwards was received, 
and continued the discussion on the Christ- 
mas offering for Northern China. He was 
in hearty sympathy with the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Union, and desired to co-operate in 
the work and encourage and aid in every 
way in his power. The special point in 
the Christmas offering was to find some 
one willing and anxious to see the work 



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done. He recommended that on the first 
of December envelopes be distributed, 
not only to the members of the Wo- 
man's Missionary Societies, but to all chil- 
dren in the Sun day- school. Also, that a 
special Christmas service be held, with an 
attractive program in which the children 
should take part. The crowning feature 
would he lacking if the children were not 
allowed to bring forward their own offer- 
ings and place them on a table prepared for 
the purpose. If this plan were carried out 
by the Societies, he thought $1,000 would 
be the Christmas offering from North Car- 
olina. 

The President, at the request of Mrs. Tur- 
ner, reminded the ladies of the promise 
made in the spring to pray especially that 
medical missionaries might be sent out, and 
this opportunity seemed an answer to these 
prayers. 

The recommendation was adopted. 

Third recommendation : That the Wo- 
man's Missionary Societies enter heartily 
into the Centennial plans of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, and contribute largely 
to the building of memorial chapels in home 
and foreign fields. 

Dr. Pritchard, member of the Centennial 
Committee of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, was introduced aad spoke upon the 
special work of the Centennial year. He 
stated that in looking over some old minutes 



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he discovered there were missionary soci- 
! eties among the women of North Carolina 

I in 1816. He gave an account of the begin- 
ning of interest in Foreign Missions one 

! hundred years ago. He stated that it was 
J proposed to celebrate the Centennial of 
j missions next year by sending out one hun- 
dred new missionaries and collecting a re- 
|l serve fund of $25,000 for chapel building and 
i general enlargemBnt of the work. He asked 
for the aid and co operation of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, in collecting this fund, 
!i and spacially emphasized missionary train- 
|i ing among the children. Attention was 
Ij called to the request made by the Woman's 

II Missionary Union that the first week in Jan- 
j uary, 1892, be set apart as a special week of 
I prayer for missions. Mrs. J. A. Briggs 
Ij moved that the recommendation be amended 
jj as follows : That the second day of October, 
i| 1892, the Centennial of the organization of 

the first Baptist missionary society, be 
! observed with special Centennial exercises 
I by all the Societies. Adopted. 

Fourth recommendation : That the Wo- 

man's Missionary Societies aid in the sup 
i port of the Home Missionaries and their 
I families, on the frontier and elsewhere. 

Mrs. Ellen Edwards spoke of the debt we 
Ij owe the Indians, and of the responsiblity 

resting upan us to send them the gospel. 

The recommendation was adopted. 



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Fifth recommendation : That boxes of 
clothing and other useful articles be sent to 
the frontier and other needy missionaries. 

An incident was told of how a colored 
woman who on hearing, for the first time, 
of the privation of a frontier missionary, 
asked to be allowed to send in the mission- 
ary box a new dress that had been given 
her. 

Mrs. Edwards related an incident showing 
the great straights to which these mission- 
aries were often reduced. Mrs. J. M. Heck 
recommended that these boxes be made 
thanksgiving offerings from the Societies. 

Recommendation adopted with ammend- 
ment. 

It was stated that letters from mission- 
aries telling their needs could be obtained 
from Miss Heck of Raleigh. 

Sixth recommendation : That the Cuban 
school for girls continue to receive the aid 
of the Societies. 

It vas stated that the support of three 
girls was secured for the following year, by 
the North Carolina Societies, and that any 
Society unable to support a girl in this 
school for a year, could send the necessary 
amount for her expense during, one, two or 
more months. The whole expense per 
month being only ten dollars. Recommenda- 
tion adopted. 

Seventh recommendation : That the claims 
of State Missions be presented to the So- 



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cieties. Mrs. Martin of LumbertoQ urged 
the ladies not to forget or overlook the 
necessity for State Missions, and recom- 
mended that at least one month's collection 
in the Societies be given to this object. She 
suggested May as the month for this col- 
lection, this being a time of special strin- 
gency with the Board. 
Recommendation adopted. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Mr. Newhali, returned missionary of the 
Northern Board, conducted the opening ex- 
ercises of the afternoon session. He made 
an interesting talk about his work in India 
among the Telugus. 

Dr. F. P. Bell addressed the meeting on 
Foreign Missions. He congratulated the 
Baptist women of North Carolina upon be 
coming a part of the Missionary Union. 
Also, upon having at the head of this Union 
such an Executive Committee as the one at 
Baltimore. The Christmas offerings were 
first requested to be appropriated to sending 
help to Miss Lottie Moon in North China. 
He mentioned her unequaled heroism in go- 
ing three days' journey from any other mis- 
sionaries to begin a new work. Now the 
Christmas collection was to be given to the 
same object, viz., sending reinforcements 
into Northern China. Through the Christ- 
mas offerings of the Woman's Missionary 
Societies during the last two years, eight 



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new missionaries have been sent out to her 
assistance. He referred to the proposition 
of the Centennial Committee to send out 
during the Centennial year one hundred new 
missionaries, explaining that the Committee 
hoped to find one hundred churches that 
would each pledge the support of one mis- 
sionary for five years. 

Unfinished business taken up. 

Eighth recommendation : That the work 
be not retarded, it is earnestly commended 
to the attention of the Societies that suita 
ble provision be made for the expenses of 
the Central Committee for postage, station- 
ery, printing, &c. To this end, a nickle 
fund of five cents a year from each mem- 
ber is recommended. 

After remarks by Mrs. J. A. Briggs and 
Mrs Peteway on the matter of the publica- 
tion of The Missionary Talk, the meeting 
determined to continue its publication as a 
necessary and helpful agency in the work. 

Mrs. J. J. Hall, Baptist Tabernacle, Ral- 
eigh, not being present when the Society 
reports were made, was granted leave to 
report interested meetings of that Society 
and increased contributions. 

Ninth recommendation : Recognizing the 
rising generation as the strength and hope 
of the future church, that the vital impor- 
tance of interesting children and young 
people now in mission effort, be specially 



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presented to the women of the churches. 
Recommendation adopted. 

Tenth Recommendation : That prayer for 
missionaries on the field and more conse- 
crated workers at home, be a part of daily 
private and family devotion. To this end 
the prayer card is recommended. Recom- 
mendation adopted. 

BECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WOMAN'S 
CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

1. That our missionary women in the 
world wide fields be presented to Woman's 
Missionary Societies for their support. 

2. That the object of the next Christmas 
offering be the sending of medical mission- 
aries to North China 

3. That the Woinan's Missionary Socie- 
ties enter heartily into the centennial plans 
of the Southern Baptist Convention, and 
contribute largely to the building of memo- 
rial chapels both in home and foreign fields; 
and that the second day of October, 1892, 
the centennial of the organization of the 
first Baptist Missionary Society, be observed 
with special centennial exercises by all 
Societies. 

4. That the Woman's Missionary Socie- 
ties aid in the support of the Home Mission- 
aries and their families on the frontier and 
elsewhere. 



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5. That boxes of clothing and other use- 
ful articles be sent to the frontier and other 
needy missionaries. 

6. That the Cuban school for girls con- 
tinue to receive the aid of the Societies. 

7. That the claims of State Missions be 
presented to the Societies. 

8. That the work be not retarded, it is 
earnestly commended to the attention of 
the societies that suitable provision be 
made for the expenses of the Central Com- 
mittee for postage, stationery, printing, &c. 
To this end a nickle fund of five cents a 
year from each member is recommended. 

9. Recognizing the rising generation as 
the strength and hope of the future Church, 
that the vital importance of interesting chil- 
dren and young people now in mission 
effort be specially presented to the women 
of the churches. 

10. That prayer for missionaries on the 
field and more consecrated workers at home, 
be a part of daily private and family devo- 
tion. To this end the prayer-card is recom- 
mended. 

The recommendations with the amend- 
ments were then adopted as a whole. 

Mrs. Ellen Edwards spoke of the impor- 
tance of having some who were interested 
and informed in regard to missions, to meet 
with the ladies at the Associations and in- 
duce them to undertake this work. 



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Resolution of thanks to the ladies of 
Goldsboro for their kind hospitality, and to 
the members of the Methodist church for 
the use of their beautiful house of wor- 
ship, was adopted. 

After prayer by Mrs. Ellen Edwards and 
the singing "God be with you till we meet 
again," the meeting adjourned to meet in 
Raleigh on the second Thursday in Decem- 
ber, 1892. 



MINUTES 

OiF THE 

FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

TRYON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, 

CHARLOTTE, 
December 7, 8 and 9, 1894. 



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RALEIGH. N. C. : 
Edwards & Broughton, Printers. 
1894. 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S., and, through 
them, the mission cause, will be greatly advanced 
by an annual meeting, we, their representatives, 
organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The Annual 
Meeting of the W. M. S. of the Baptist Churches of 
North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one representa- 
tive from each Society (with four additional repre- 
sentatives from the local Society), one adult female 
representative from each Mission Band in corre- 
spondence with the Central Committee. Members 
of the Central Committee shall be members by right 
of office. All other members of Societies shall be 
welcome visitors, but only representatives shall be 
entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to discuss 
and recommend plans for the furtherance of the 
work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same city and 
at the same time as the Baptist State Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by bal- 
lot at the first annual session. 

6. Representatives from seven Societies shall con- 
stitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be pre- 
pared by a joint committee of the Central Commit- 
tee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a two- 
thirds vote of the representatives present at a regu- 
lar annual meeting, three months notice of desired 
change having oeen given to the Central Committee, 



PROCEEDINGS. 

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, convened in the Tryon 
Street Baptist Church of Charlotte, on Friday 
morning, December 7, 1894. 

The devotio ai exercises were conducted 
by Mrs. Austin, of Charlotte. 

Miss Eva LidJell extended the hospitalities 
of the city to the visiting ladies, Mrs. H. P. 
Markham, of Durham, responding in their 
behalf. 

The following delegates reported their 
names to Secretary: 

Mr>;. E. F. Aydlett, Elizabeth City. 

MfS. J. Q, Adams, Wadesboro. 

Mrs. L.W. Battle (Sunbeams, First Church), 
Durham. 

Mrs. L. C. Bennett, Paris. 

Miss Rosa Broughton (Tabernacle Church), 
Raleigh. 

Mrs. T. C. Carlyle, Lumbertoti. 

Mrs. Caudle Rockingham, 

Mrs. H. T. Caapin, Pitisboro. 

Miss Cora Conrad (Sunbeams), Winston. 

Mrs. Ida Crabtree, Arlington. 

Mrs. W. C. Dowd, Charlotte. 

Mrs. H B. Duffy, Newbern. 

Mrs. J. H. Edwards, Fayetteville. 

Miss Emma A. Tarlton, Deep Creek. 

Mrs. Thomas Frarklin, Ch-arlotte. 

Mrs. John K, Hankins, Lexington. 

Mrs. G. P. Hamrick, Henrietta. 



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Mrs. W. R. Hunter, Aberdeen. 
Miss Sarah Johnson (Sunbeams), Lumber- 
ton. 

Mrs. M. M. Landrum, Marion. 
Miss Eva Liddell, Charlotte. 
Mrs. Liles, Monroe. 

Mrs. H. P. Markham (First Church), Dur- 
ham. 

Mrs. M. E. Payne, Greensboro. 

Mrs. W. L. Poteat, Wake Forest. 

Mrs. Helen Price, Charlotte. 

Mrs. L. R. Pruett (Olivet Church), Charlotte. 

Miss Stover, Matthews Church. 

Mrs.W. F. Williams (First Church), Raleigh. 

Miss Laura Williams, Arlington. 

Central Committee Delegates: Miss Fannie 
E. Heck, Mrs. M. T. Norris. 

Mrs. J. H. Edwards, of Fayetteville, was 
called to the chair, and the meeting proceeded 
to the election of oflScers, which resulted as 
follows: 

President — Miss Fannie E. Heck, Raleigh. 

First Vice-President — Mrs. J. H. Edwards, 
Fayetteville. 

Second Vice-President — Mrs. L. C. Bennett, 
Paris. 

Secretary — Mrs. H. B. Duffy, Newbern. 

Treasurer— Miss Eva Liddell, Charlotte. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's 
Central Committee of Missions, submitted her 
annual report, as follows: 

Raleigh, N. C, December 4, 1894. 
My Dear Sisters: 

We stand to day one year nearer the final 
glorious coming of our Lord than when we 



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met last in annual conference. Yes, one year 
nearer the day when with trumpet-blast, 
with clouds of glory and attendant throngs 
of saints and angels, our Lord shall come in 
visible, glorious presence to claim, to rule, to 
judge the world in which we live. Have we, 
as those who look for and hasten unto this 
day of awful glory, of fearful rejoicing, re- 
deemed each hour and day of the swift, pass- 
ing year. Can each heart sing in sweet con- 
tentment 

" One more year's work for Jesus, 
One less of life for me ?" 

For while the great day of the Lord hastens 
to its coming, runs fast away our life's short 
span, and harvest fields, in which we may 
have no space to glean to-morrow, stand white 
in the twilight dawn of His coming. 

Oh ! short the day in which we may gather 
sheaves to bear in triumph to our Master's 
feet. Well may we seek to redeem the flying 
time ! Where, then, in our native land, where 
on far distant shores, have we gathered grain 
for the garner of our Lord ? 

Well may the Apostle Peter ask, when 
speaking of the final coming of the Lord, 
*' seeing then that all these things shall be 
dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye 
to be?" (II Peter iii : 11.) 

When we were called from darkness into 
light, when by belief in the Light of the 
World we became children of the Light, it was 
that we might be lights in the earth. Not in the 
words of Piiul where he says : " For ye were 
some time darkness but now are ye light in the 



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Lord." (Eph. v : 8.) Note the words dark- 
ness and light. We were not merely in the 
dark, we were darkness— now we are not in 
the light merely, our very nature and being 
is light. How much broader and fuller is the 
meaning, that so often given, that way down 
within us there i& a dim, dark-lantern flash- 
ing out feebly now, now flickering to ihe 
socket, now lost to sight by the thick slide of 
earthly cares or thoughts. God means it not 
80. Our whole body should be full of light, 
radiating out from the effulgent glory of the 
Spirit dwelling within. We are calied to be 
light. 

Around our homes are dark spots, the 
abiding places of sin an i pollution, but few 
and small are ther^e haunts of wilful black- 
ness to the regions farther off where dense^ 
unbroken midnight reigns. On our own fron- 
tier there is but a pale and scattered light. 
Here and tbere shines forth a faithful, feeble 
church serving to make the darkness around 
it visible. Here and there an ill-paid minister 
of God plods his weary way over many miles, 
through summer drought and wintry blast, 
from one far-distant church, sheltered in 
some rude cabin, to another houseless band* 
The light is faint but growing brighter. Our 
missionaries on the frontier baptized last 
year 4,470 persons and added to the churahes 
more than eight thousand. 

Look farther away, into the territory of 
our sister rf^public Mexico. Thick indeed is 
the darkness, for if the light that is in her, 
the church, be darkness, how deep is the 
night I Where priests mislead people andi 



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people delude themselves with a form of god- 
liness without the substance, what hope is 
there? But one: "He that folio weth me," 
said Jesus, "shall not walk in darkness but 
have the light of life." (John, viii: 12.) Away 
with saint and priest. Bring Christ, the 
Light, and these, too, shall walk in light. 

Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, follow the 
will-o' the- wisp light of Rome, a flickering 
flame born of the damp and dank of earth, 
and leading deep into the mire of superstition 
and ignorance. And Rome, the heart of Italy, 
seated amid its Pontire Marshes, radiates 
these fitful, fatal lights, and throws off the 
fervid, feverish fumes of saint elevation and 
church adoration. Purify the source and the 
stream will be pure. Fill in the quagmires 
of Romanism, build highways for the Lord 
through the waste places of Italy, raise high 
the standard of true and living light in Rome, 
and to all countries which have felt her bane- 
ful influence, will flow light as from a newly- 
risen sun, and upon them shall arise the Sun 
of Righteousness with healing in His wings. 

Farther yet. Peer into the darkness of 
Japan and China, and into Africa, the habita- 
tion of crueltv. A traveler, not a missionary, 
has said : " Missionaries come home., and they 
refrain from shocking audiences by recitals 
of the awful sins of the heathen and Moslem 
world. When traveling in Asia it struck me 
very much how little we knew as to how sin 
is enthroned and deified and worshipped. 
The whole continent of Asia is corrupt. It is 
a scene of barbarities, torturesi, brutal pun- 



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ishments, oppression and official corruption." 
Yet to such Christ was prophesied as a light, 
to such was the Light of Life sent, to be re- 
flected on and on in the lives of His servants 
until the uttermost parts of the earth shall 
see Him and rejoice. 

Ah ! the earth is dark — we know its black- 
uess. Let us turn to consider what we as So- 
cieties have done this year of our Lord to 
enlighten its gloom. 

We will not pause to ask what each has 
done to make the light of the home church 
brighter, though this is one of the first tests 
of missionary zeal. With the light of con- 
science, lit at the lamp of God's word, let 
each review the year. Has any child of our 
Father, whose light burned dim, been bright- 
ened by our ray ? Has any wanderer, sitting 
near the light, yet in the dark, been brought 
into its radiance? Has our church-light been 
brighter, farther shining, because in it were 
meeting, month by month a band of women 
praying, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be 
done on earth as it is in heaven ? " These are 
questions each must answer for herself. 

Your Central Committee can only tell you 
of results. And now, for the first time in the 
nine years of our history, we must utter the 
words— discouragement and retrograde. Suc- 
cess and progress came trippingly to our 
tongue. Year after year, since with fourteen 
Societies we began to endeavor to arouse the 
Baptist women of North Carolina to higher 
and better things for missions, each annual 
report has recorded a long step forward. 



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From five hundred dollars the first year to one 
thousand — fifteen hundred — two — three — 
four thousand, and almost five thousand in this 
Centeiiiiicjl year, the report increased, while 
the Societies grew from fourteen to two hun- 
dred and fifty. 

Then came this year of retrograde. To-day. 
instpad of brin^ine" a rpport of $5,000, we 
bring a report of $2,574.97 ! 

Let us look into the causes of this sad 
change. In the mind of each one here a 
cause has already been assigned and each one 
arswers "hard times." "Times are hard, 
but heathenism is harder." Year before last, 
when the times were almost, if not equally 
hard, our report was more than $3,900. One 
of our most valued workers, who with little 
means makes large gifts to mifsions, says : 
" I doubt if times are hard enough to justify 
giving smaller gifts to God, or if Baptist 
women have ever given so largelv that this is 
a righteous pl(-a." This mav be true as a 
whole, or of the great two- thirds who give little 
or nothing to missions, but I cannot believe 
that there are not many among us who have 
made real self denials. But of those who have 
given to sacrifice, given what cost them pain, 
I think you will agree with me in saying 
have been few. If, however, hard times are 
the great cause of this lamentable falling off, 
which I can hardly think in view of the large 
reports rendered to the convention, let us pre- 
pare to meet and overcome them in such a 
way that the Lord's cause be not hindered. 
" If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy 



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strength is small." (Prov. xxiv : 10.) Christ 
nowhere promises His followers easy times; 
but better still. His presence aud comfort in 
hard times. The servant is not better than 
his Lord, the follower greater than his Leader. 
Forward where He leads. Nor do we hold out 
to give that the work of Woman's Missionary 
Societies is always easy work. Were it, it 
would not bear the stamp of our Master, the 
royal signet mark of the cross. Shall we offer 
to the Lord what costs us nothing? No! By 
the power of pain and suffering Christ drew 
His followers onward in His steps. " If any 
man will come after me," said Jesus," let him 
deny himself and take up his cross daily and 
follow me." (Luke ix: 23.) By the power of 
the cross, we beg you to follow hard after 
Christ in these days of financial adversity. 
Sacrifice for Him who sacrificed for you — 
give for Him who counted not the cost for 
you. 

Nor will such giving lack its reward. It 
was in the midst of hard times that God de- 
sired His people to prove Him, saying, " Bring 
ye all the tithes in the storehouse and prove 
me now herewith, if I will not open you win- 
dows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, 
that there shall not be room enough to receive 
it." Let us prove God now, for He is putting 
each of us to proof. 

First, then, let us be careful that divisions 
do not creep in hindering, not helping. Let 
us look well to the old ways ere we turn to 
new and untried paths. Weigh carefully 
every statement which would lead us to dis- 



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continue working in ways which have been 
so signally blessed of God the world over. 
Does one say the old way of mission work 
has not been a success, remind him that to- 
day in heathen lands the converts multiply 
at the rate of two hundr'^d souls a day, 1,500 
a week, 6,000 a month, 75,000 a year. 1 000,- 
000 in thirteen years, or nearly 3,000,000 in a 
generation ! Is there any sign of failure 
here ? Does another affirm that mission work 
can be carried on without a board, remind 
him of how Carey's work was feeble and inef- 
fectual until placed under the care of a board 
and he himself the subject of misrepresenta- 
tion and calumny. 

It is said that money given is consumed in 
home salaries and expenses. Let our Board 
speak for itself and prove that of all funds 
received only 8.7 per cent, is used for all 
home expenses, of salaries, printing and post- 
age; and, if a question may be permitted, 
ask how the great body of the church is to 
know of missions if some one is not here by 
word and page to stir up their minds by way 
of remembrance ? 

Let us also be careful to see that the money 
pledged the Society is collected. The vast 
majority of the Societies incorporate into 
their constitution that anyone becomes a 
member by the payment of ten cents a 
month, or one dollar and twenty cents a year. 
Each member who joins the Society is aware 
of this, and in becoming a member pledges 
herself to the payment of this amount. Why, 
then, shall it not be collected ? It is God's 



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money pledged for His work. Shall we, from 
any false idea of delicacy, fear to ask for it? 
Yet we are forced to believe that were these 
dues faithfully collected our annual report, 
without extra offerings of any kind, would 
amount to $4,000. 

And now I wish to ask not for apromise but 
a pledge from every Society. To promise to 
try is often to fail; to pledge means certain 
success. The pledge is none other than this : 
That each Society during the coming year 
will double its membership either by bringing 
in members of its own church, by organizing 
a Children's Band, or by forming a Society in 
a neighboring church. 

Hard times are with us, it seems to stay — 
at least there would appear to be but little 
promise of betterment when our staple pro- 
duce brings little more than the cost of raising, 
and others excel us in its produce. There 
could not be a better hard-times measure than 
those I suggest. If each can give little; mul- 
tiply the givers. But I urge the measure for 
higher reasons. If it be a hard times meas- 
ure it would be the ushering in of a glorious 
time. When "the women that publish the 
tidings are a great host" (Psalm viii : 11, 
Revised Version), then " kings of armies shall 
fly apace" and Christ "shall lead captivity 
captive." 

If this work has brought any joy of obedi- 
ence to you, why shall you not make it a 
minister of good to others? Surely you owe 
so much to the fellow-Christians working 
next you. Make this pledge, take up the 
crosses it involves, of sacrifice, of ease, or 



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criticism, it may be, or of self-remembering 
timidity and meet success which comes 
sweeter by every sacrifice involved. 

Perhaps with your Central Committee itself 
have been causes that have helped to make 
our report less than hitherto. I refer to the 
sickness of the President of the committee. 
It is known to all of you that during the first 
half of the year she was entirely incapaci- 
tated for work, and that during much of the 
remaining time the work was done in feeble- 
ness and weariness. During this time, how- 
^ ever, there were others ready to take her 
work. Besides our ever faithful Correspond- 
ing Secretary, Mrs. James A. Briggs, there 
were Mrs. T. Henry Briggs who took charge 
of The Talk temporarily ; Miss Sudie Clark, 
Miss Bertha Hicks and Miss Susie Heck, who 
aided greatly and constantly, and without 
whom the work would have suffered severely. 
With thankfulness we trust that the present 
5 ear may see the President constantly at her 
post, drawn more nearly to the work than 
ever before by the innumerable loving words, 
the heaven-ascending prayers, the comfort 
and the hope poured in upon her by hundreds 
of her co-workers in her time of trial. Words 
fail her — she cannot, dare not, try to speak 
her thanks. 

Leaving to the Corresponding Secretary to 
report the moneys contributed by the Socie- 
ties, the tabulation of which is particularly 
her work, I report below the letteis written, 
the circulars printed, papers edited, distribu- 
tion of literature, etc , which is the depart- 



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ment of the work especially ia charge of the 



President : 

Letters written 1,438 

Postals sent out 300 

Missionary Talks sent out 14 400 

Mission Card 8 „ 3 . 000 

Christmas Programmes 1,200 

Christmas Envelopes 5,000 

Report Blanks.-, 1,400 

Leaflets of various kinds furnished by 
Mission Union 2,500 



Leaflets published by Centr'l Committee 4,500 

Besides this the Woman's Missionary Col- 
umn in the Biblical Recorder has been edited 
during part of the year, being discontinued 
during sickness. The Missionary Talk is pub- 
lished monthly. This work has been done 
at a cost of $43 for postage, $100 printing 
Missionary Talk, being $8.50 monthly ; cost 
of stationery, printing other leaflets and cir- 
culars, letter-heads, etc., $41.60. 

The officers of the Central Committee re- 
ceive nothing for their services. 

Amounts given above do not include any 
cost of literature received from the Missionary 
Union, that being paid for and sent free of 
expressage. 

Much time and effort has been expended in 
endeavoring to obtain a correct list of Socie- 
ties. This seemingly simple work is one of 
great difficulty. After sending a letter and 
postal for reply to every Society, from very 
many of whom no answer was received, 
there stands on our books to-day the names of 
250 Societies. That some of these have ©eased 



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to be we cannot doubt ; that others, of whom 
we do not know, are alive and active, there 
is as little doubt. We have almost ceased 
to hope ever to obtain a perfectly correct list. 
We solicit the aid of the Societies to this end. 

Turning from the discouragements of the 
year that is passed to encouragements for 
the opening year, I notice the large number 
of new Societies, thirty-nine having been or- 
ganized. There is another feature most full 
of promise. I allude to the appointment of 
a number of Associational Vice-Presidents. 
The Central Committee has long felt the need 
of an earnest, active woman in each Associa- 
tion to aid by letter and personal visits in the 
organization of new Societies and the main- 
tenance and stimulation of the old. As can 
be imagined, such women with time and 
willingness were not easy to find. For sev- 
eral years, however, the work of Vice-Presi- 
dents in a few Associations have proved be- 
yond doubt what might be accomplished by 
this agency. This year, by the aid and advice 
of pastors in their respective Associations the 
following ladies have been recommended for 
appointment to the State Mission Board, un- 
der whom all the Central Committee hold 
office. We hope from time to time that other 
members may be added to this list, for there 
are still thirty-four Associations in which 
the work would be forwarded by the presence 
Vice-Presidents. The list at present is as fol- 
lows : 

Mrs. W. C. Lankford, Wake Forest, Central 
Association. 
Mrs. H. B. Duffy, Newbern, Atlantic. 



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Mrs. R. VanDe venter, Henderson, Tar 
River. 

Pee Dee — Mrs, Frank Bennett, Paris. 

NEW APPOINTMENTS. 

Sandy Creek— Mrs. H. T. Chapin, Pittsboro. 
Cape Fear — Mrs. S. M. Robbins," South; ort. 
West Chowan — Miss Grace T. Brown, Mur- 
freesboro. 

Robeson — Mrs. J. Hartwell Edwards, Fay- 
ette ville, 

Raleis^h— Mrs. J. T. Ellington, Clayton. 

Mt. Zion— Mrs. H. P. Mark ham. Durham. 

We bespeak for these ladies your hearty 
co-operation in the important work they have 
in hand. 

We have now reviewed together the work 
for the year ; have seen the need of such 
work ; have enquired into the causes of dis 
couragement and encouragement ; have 
pointed out some lines of work for the future ; 
asked for one pledge full of meaning, and 
called you to this work because of crosses 
that lie in it. Crosses encircled with a crown I 
Rich diadem of honor I Greater honor can no 
one have than this : to be co-worker with 
Him who holdeth the stars in His hand, who 
taketh up the earth as a very small thing; 
who ruleth in all and over all now and ever 
more, world without end. 

Fannie E. Heck, 
President Woman's Central Committee of 

Missions. 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Secretary of the Central 
Committee, submitted the following report. 



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which was read by Mrs. M. T. Norris, of 
Raleigh; 

RALEian, N. C, Dec. 1, 1894. 

In presenting a brief synopsis of our year's 
work, it should not be forgotten that at the 
beginning of the year our prospects were 
darkened by ominous cloud?, seeming to 
forbode inauspicious portents; but, gratefully 
acknowledging a merciful Providence, we 
are happy to say the sky is clear, the guiding 
hand is at the helm again, and onward we 
move upon the waves of enthusiasm aroused 
by consciousness of work worthy of our best 
efforts. We have reference to the illness of 
our beloved President. It need scarcely be 
said, although there was no cessation in the 
work, the Central Committee felt the need of 
that wise guidance so unselfishly bestowed. 

The first item in our summary is the Christ- 
mas offering. To this fund twenty-one Socie- 
ties contributed. Special services were held 
in many of the churches and collections taken 
for Japan. Other Societies raised by enter- 
tainments the sums contributed. 

During the spring the Secretary of our 
State Mission Board made an appeal for aid 
in hquidating the debt contracted by that 
Board. To this appeal there was a cordial, if 
not unanimous response. It is proper to note 
that our contributions to State Missions ia 
small. If the Societies gave the amounts 
that would otherwise have gone to the regu- 
lar fund, I fear it was not what it was ex- 
pected or desired by our Secretary, Dr. Dur- 
ham. 

Again, the Societies came to the rescue of 



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the Foreign Mission Board, and raised $200— 
the apportionment of North Carolina on that 
debt. Twenty-seven Societies contributed to 
that fund. 

Thirty-nine new Societies have been organ- 
ized during the year. It is with regret that 
1 have to state that a small number of our 
Societies have withdrawn from us to work 
under methods other than those sanctioned 
by our Board. Let us hope for their return. 

During the year five boxes have been sent 
out to frontier Missionaries. 

As another year opens to us opportunities for 
usefulness, let us seize upon them determined 
to do well the work before us, remembering 
that " what is worth doing at all is worth 
doing well." 

Now, in conclusion, allow me to present my 
financial report: 

Annual Report of The Woman's Central 
Committee, 1894. 



Anson Association: 

Sunbeams. Lilesville $ 3 14 

Lijesville... 2 05 

Atlantic Association: 

Pollocksville 28 88 

Goldsboro 53 35 

Newbern 38 32 

Second Church, Goldsboro 3 00 

Sunbeams, Goldsboro 2 60 

Beulah Association: 

Yancey ville 7 55 

Greensboro 38 60 

Bladen Association: 

Galleed 9 00 



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Central Association: 

Perry's Chapel $ 4 45 

First Church, Raleigh 232 44 

Hopkins' Chapel 4 00 

Wake Forest 145 10 

Youngsville ... 13 90 

Sunbeams, Wake Forest 82 02 

Rolesville 2 40 

Sunbeams, Rolesville 6 55 

Cedar Creek Association: 

Bladen Union 4 00 

Rock Fish 6 15 

Hope Mills 6 12 

Judson 5 52 

Chowan Association: 

Middle Swamp 4 00 

Reynoldson 18 50 

Elam 15 00 

Gates ville 8 00 

Sawyer's Creek.. 6 00 

Elizabeth City 20 05 

West Chowan Association: 

Pine Forest 12 84 

Mount Tabor 41 62 

Holly Grove . 4 95 

Buckhorn 19 33 

Ahoskie 10 00 

Aulander ... 10 00 

Columbus Association: 

Whiteville , 13 60 

Cape Fear Association: 

Lennon's Cross Road s 80 

Eastern Association: 

Sunbeams, Selma 27 88 

Warsaw......... 21 00 



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Mount Olive $ 15 80 

Johnson 3 50 

Sunbeams, Clinton 12 06 

Shiloh 1 00 

Clinton 4 86 

Magnolia 6 00 

First Church, Wilmington 67 48 

Mason boro Sound 3 33 

Barber's Chapel ... 9 25 

Flat Rivpr Association: 

Maggie Nutt Society 28 72 

Henderson 47 00 

Concord... 2 85 

Thomasville 35 60 

Liberty Association: 

Lexington 42 25 

Mt. Zion Association: 

First Church, Durham 117 12 

Mount Pisgah 25 83 

Chapel Hill 8 00 

Mount Gilead 10 46 

Young Ladies' Society, Durham. ,_ 10 00 

Sunbeams, Durham 15 00 

Montgomery Association: 

Be^thel 5 00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Ass'tion: 

Trron St. Church, Charlotte 52 00 

Olivet 55 00 

First Church, Ch)irlotte 8 25 

Pee Dee Association: 

(Children's Band, Rockingham 31 90 

Mount Beaulah 1 60 

Sunbeams, Roberdel 4 10 

Gum Sprmgs - 1 43 

Rockingham 10 00 

Wadesboro 19 80 



Pilot Mountain Association: 



Children's Band, Winston $ 10 00 

Leaksville - 5 00 

Shiloh 6 00 

Raleigh Association: 

Mount Vernon 5 00 

Tabernacle 81 05 

Garner's 8 30 

Sunbeams, Apex 10 99 

Morrisvilie 13 18 

Green Level 8 17 

Hollv Springs 10 95 

Gary . 18 95 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 3 75 

Wakefield -2 00 

Sunbeams. Gary 1 70 

Robeson Association: 

Fayetteville 109 99 

Saddle Tree 19 16 

Buck Swamp 38 25 

Gedar Grove 50 

Long Branch 6 82 

Maxton 29 48 

Lumberton 120 81 

Raft Swamp 24 62 

Sunbeams, Lumberton. 4 50 

Big Branch 29 41 

Tolarsville 8 90 

Sunbeams, Pine Grove 5 32 

McAlpioe Grove 2 40 

Pleasant Hill 4 12 

Rinnert 12 90 

Antioch 3 52 

Mt. Eliam 1 85 



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Transylvania Association: 

Brev^ard $ 4 20 

Tar River Association: 

Scotland Neck 52 89 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck 27 64 

Rocky Mount 4 75 

Sunbeams, Rocky Mount 3 25 

Sunbeams, Warren Plains 4 86 

Warren Plains 5 86 

Weldon 45 00 

Red Bud 8 96 

Stoney Creek 4 50 

Littleton 1 35 

Poplar Springs 17 48 

Mount Vernon 1 85 

Sunbeams, Piney Grove 135 

Stanly Association: 

Albemarle 50 

Sandy (Jreek Associaticn: 

Jonesboro 3 91 

Sandv Branch 2 50 

Aberdeen 33 40 

Carthage 15 15 

Pittsboro 8 18 

Keyser 2 00 

Mount Airy 5 00 

S inday School, Corinth 7 50 

Sunday School, Juniper Springs .. 3 00 

No As^^ociation given: 

Smithfield. 8 00 

Sutton , 8 20 

Blills' Creek 4 70 

Holly Grove 8 80 

Sanford 1 13 

Ai . 15 50 

Ephesus Sunbeams 10 00 



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Ballard's Bridge $ 8 20 

Miss M. Castlebury . . 10 00 

Willie Hurst, Ewing, N. C 2 87 

Gardner's 40 

Total $2,284 57 

Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions $ 966 87 

Home Missions 288 97 

State Missions 475 56 

Foreign Mission Debt 202 90 

Christmas Offering 144 98 

Education 47 02 

Orphanage 133 75 

Expense Fund 7 92 

Centennial Fund 6 52 

Education, Louisville 5 00 

Sunday ^^chools 52 

Relief Fund - 4 56 

Value Missionary boxes 167 80 

Grand total $2,452 37 

Since closing the annual report, the follow- 
ing amounts have been received : 

Rockingham $ 5 00 

Youngsville 3 40 

•Galleed 5 50 

Reedy Creek 62 

Rock Fish 1 00 

Hope Mills 1 00 

PoUocksville 3 35 

Pleasant Hill 1 02 

Back Swamp 7 60 

Sunbeams, Cedar Rock 5 53 

Mount Tabor 5 50 



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Yancey ville $ 2 45 

Wake Forest . .. 49 13 

First Church, Wilmington 6 76 

First Church, Durham 5 00 

SilerCity 1 70 

Tabernacle 11 50 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck 92 

Cedar Creek 5 63 

Total... $ 132 60 

Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions 78 84 

Home Missions _ 10 70 

State Missions 19 04 

Education 13 77 

Expense Fund 35 

Total 132 60 

Making a grand total of $3,574.97. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Foreign Missions |1,045 71 

Home Missions 399 67 

State Missions 494 60 

Foreign Missions' debf. 302 90 

Christmas Offering 144 98 

Education 60 79 

Orphanage 133 75 

Expense Fund 8 17* 

Centennial Fund 6 53 

Education, Louisville 5 00 

Sunday Schools 53 

Relief Fund 4 56 

Value Missionary boxes 167 80 

Total $3,574 97 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Cor. Sec. 



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The President,in behalf of the Corresponding 
Secretary, stated that the Sf>cretary urged the 
Societies, in future, to send in their quarterly 
reports regularly, want of exactness in this par- 
ticular making much trouble and confusion. 

Societies reported, as follows: 

Mrs. E. F. Aydlett, Elizabeth City: "In 
looking over the record of the past year, we 
find that we have much to encourage us." 

Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Wadesboro, reported 
twenty- five members and twenty-five dollars 
contributed for the cause of missions. 

Mrs. L. W. Battle (Sunbeams), First Church, 
Durham: " We believe this Society is grow- 
ing in interest, and that it is doing its part 
towards developing the young into ardent and 
zealous workers for the spread of thp' Gospel." 

Mrs. S. C. Carlyle, Lumberton: " This is the 
most successful year, financiallv, we have 
had." Contributions, $153.85. This Society 
held weekly meetings for the purpose of 
studying about missions, and also observed 
the week of prayer. 

Mrs. H. B. Daffy, Newbern: *' We have had 
monthly meetings and fepl somewhat en- 
couraged. Contributions, $53.86 " 

Mrs. J. H. Edwards, Fayetteville, reported 
progress, and laid special stress on the ob- 
servance of the week of prayer. 

Miss Emma A. Tarlton, Deep Creek, re- 
ports that their Society has doubled its mem- 
bership since August. 

Mrs. H. L. Grant, Goldsboro: " More of our 
members, feeling it their duty, are beginning 
to lead in prayer, which we consider a moat 
hopeful sign for greater usefulness." 



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Mrs. W. R. Hunter, Aberdeen: *' We are 
greatly encouraged and feel that Jesus has 
blessed our feeble efforts to advance His 
cause." 

Mrs. John K. Hankins, Lexington, reports 
Society small and very difficult to get them 
to attend. 

Mrs. Liddell, Tryon Street Church, Char- 
lotte: "Number of members, 30; contribu- 
tions, 167.60." 

Mrs. H. V. Markham, First Church, Dur- 
ham: " We have followed the plans recom- 
mended by theCnion; observed the week of 
prayer, and are sure that we were brought 
nearer to each other and to the blessed Mas- 
ter. Contributions, $140.68." 

Mrs. M. Parham, Henderson: **We feel 
able to report progress in numbers, attend- 
ance, collections and spirituality." 

Miss Nettie Pittman, Sunbeams. Lumber- 
ton: "Meetings well attended; collections, 
$26.06." 

Mrs. W. L. Poteat, Wake Forest: "In re- 
viewing our year's work, we feel thankful 
that increased interest has characterized our 
meetingrs." 

Mrs. L, R. Pruitt, Olivet Church, Charlotte, 
reports a flourishing Society, and one Society 
organized in a neighboring church by some 
of its members. 

Mrs. J. J, Roddick, Sunbeams. Winston: 
*' While the financial report of our Society 
has not been quite what we would have it, 
yet we feel encouraged over the interest and 
earnestness of our members in other depart- 



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merits of our work, and hope to do ' greatef 
things' during the coming year." 

Mrs. W. F. Williams, First Church, Raleigh 3 
"We have had much to encourage us. Our 
average attendance has been larger and more 
seem to be really interested in the work. 
Amount of contributions, $447.38." 

Diff<-rences in amounts reported here and 
in Secretary's report arise from, reporting gifts 
to home objects, poor, etc.. and failure to re 
port full work of the Society in the name of 
the Society. 

A collection was taken to place a North 
Carolina cot in the Woman's and Children's 
Hospital in Havana — amount lieeded $25. 
Thf^ collection amounted to |9. 

The meeting adjourned after prayer by the 
President. 

Friday Afternoon, 3:30 
The meeting was opened by singing "What 
a friend we have in Jesus," after which de- 
votional exercises were conducted by the 
President— a number of ladies participated. 

The meeting was addressed by Dr. Tichenor 
of the Home Boards 

Mrs. Bennett read a paper, full of practical 
suggestions, on "A Society in a Countrv 
Church," followed by Mrs. Adams, in a 
thoughtful treatise on the "Spirituality in 
Missions." 

Mrs. Franklin, of Charlotte, read a bright 
and interest ng article on " How to pack a 
Missionary Box." 

The President called for a discussion of the 
*' Week of Prayer," 



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Mrs. L. W. Battle and Mrs. J. H. Edwards 
reponded, giving their experience. Mrs, Ed- 
wards also emphasized the observance of the 
Christmas offering. 

Missionary literature was distributed, fol- 
lowed by singing, "To the work"; after 
which the meeting closed with prayer by Mrs. 
Carljle. 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 1894. 

The meeting reassembled at 9:30 a. m. 

After devotional exercises, Dr. T. H. Pritch- 
ard welcomed the ladies in a few earnest 
words. 

Addresses were then made by Dr. Willing- 
ham, of the Foreign Board; Dr. Graves, re- 
turned Missionary from China; Rev. Mr. 
Moseley, from Mexico, and Rev. Mr.McColiom, 
from Japan. All of which were very inter- 
esting and full of new ideas about the misson 
fields. 

Miss Heck gave a practical demonstration 
of how a "Mission Band May be Taught," 
teaching the lesson of the month — Cuba — to 
twenty-five small children. She was assisted 
in the music by M^s. W. C. Dowd and Mrs. 
T. S. Franklin. 

Mrs, Edwards, for the Committee on Plans 
of Work, submitted the following recommen- 
dations, which were unanimously adopted: 

" 1. Knowing that so many of our sisters 
have no part in this work, so dear to the 
hearts of many of us, and feeling that we 
must have an increase in our membership, we 
urge each Society to pledge itself to make 



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every eflforfc during the coming year to double 
its membership, and to form a Society in every 
neighboring church where there is none; also 
to encourage and aid Asscciadonal meetings 
by sending a delegate to them. 

" 3. We would emphasize the necessity of 
consecrating our means to the Lord. We 
need systematic, loving, prayerful giving ; 
laying by in store as the Lord has prospered 
us; giving until we feel it; denying ourselves 
for Jesus' sake. We should beware of spas- 
modic giving, as this is apt to result in inac- 
tivity. 

'* 3. We would urge that the Secretaries 
report promptly at the end of each quarter, 
sending on all money on hand, so that the 
Lord's work be not hindered ; and let the Sec- 
retaries of all Societies see to it that the work 
done by the Societies is reported in the 
Church Letter to the Association. 

"4. We would remind the Societies that 
there is an expense fund for printing and 
postage of Convention Committee, and urge 
that every member contribute ten cents a 
year over and above the regular contributions. 

" 5. Feeling that in order to keep in full 
sympathy with our Missionaries we must hear 
from them regularly, we recommeud that as 
far as possible every member should subscribe 
to the Foreign Mission Journal and the Home 
Field. 

"6. Work among the children and young 
people seems to your Committee one of the 
most important lines of work in the past, and 
should continue to be. The future of our 



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work depends upon the training: of the chli- 
dren; then, in the name of the Master, let us 
train the children, mould their opinions while 
it can be done. We are all a unit in the senti 
ment that we must all work for Jesus. 

" Then let us consecrate our sentiment to 
common-sense action, doing the duty next 
at hand, and in this way we will be lifted to 
a higher plane, and by oar influence lifting 
others into the happy light of doing and giv- 
ing for a loving Saviour whose promise is, ' I 
will never leave thee nor forsake thee — I am 
with thee to the end of the world.' 

" Mrs. Battle 
" Mrs, Aydlett, 
*' Mrs, Chapin, 
Mrs. Edwards, 
"■Committee^ 

Mrs. Poteat, for the Committee on R«^com- 
mendations, submitted the following report, 
which was unanimously adopted: 

" That we express to our President and 
other officers our hearty appreciation of the 
intelligence and devotion which have charac- 
terized their work. 

"That inasmuch as the addresses of visit- 
ing brethren have contributed greatly to the 
interest and value of these meetings, we 
record here our thanks to them. 

" That the thanks of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies of North Carolina are due and 
are hen by tendered to the Seaboard Air Lire 
and the Southern Railway for courtesies ex- 
tended to members during the present session 
of the Baptist State Convention. 



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"That the pleasures of our meetings are 
due largely to the beautiful and hospitable 
city in which it has been held; and that we 
express to those who have made our sojourn 
within its gates so delightful our warmest 
appreciation and gratitude. 

" Mrs. W. L. Poteat, 
" Mrs. T. C. Carlyle, 
" Mrs. Payne, 
"Mrs. Williams, 

"Committee." 

A second collection was taken for the Ha- 
vanna Hospital, which amounted to $8.00. 

After prayer by Mrs. J. H. Edwards, of 
Fayetteville, the meeting adjourned to meet 
in Greensboro, December ._, 1895. 



A MEMORIAL MEETING. 

A memorial meeting in memory of Mrs. 
Eliza Moring Yates and Mr. and Mrs. Newton 
was held under the auspices of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies in the Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, Sunday, December 9, at 3:30 
P. M. , Dr. Willingham presiding. 

Dr. T. E. Skinner spoke on The Life and 
Character of Mrs. Yates; Dr. T. P. Bell on 
The Work of Mr. and Mr8. Newton; Rev. R. 
VanDeventer on The Changes°,in China Since 
1846 ; Dr. R. W. Willingham on A Living 
Memorial to Mrs, Yates to be Placed in China 
by the Baptist Women of North Carolina. 



MINUTES ^ 

OF THE ^ 

FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING \ 

OF THE ^ 

WoMflN'8 * Missionary * Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA. 

HELD IN THE 

MARKET STREET METMODIST ChjURCH. 

GREENSBORO, 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1895. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Kdwards & Broughton, Printers. 
1895. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 

FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WoMflN'8 * Missionary * Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA. 

HELD IN THE 

MARKET STREET METHODIST ChjURCH. 

GREENSBORO, 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1895. 



RAI^mCH, N. C. : 
Kdwards & Broughton, Printers. 
1895. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, convened in the Market 
Street Methodist Church, Greensboro, on Fri- 
day morning, December 6, 1895. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by 
Mrs. Livingston Johnson, of Greensboro. 

Mrs. C. E. Hoiton, welcomed the visiting la- 
dies. 

Mrs. T. H. Briggs, of Raleigh, responded ap- 
propriately in their behalf. 

The following delegates and visitors reported 
their names to the Secretary: 

Miss Rosa Broughton (Tabernacle), Raleigh; 
Mrs, C. V. Brooks, Friendship; Miss Lizzie 
Brooks, Jonesboro; Mrs. L. W. Battle (First 
Church), Durham; Mrs. A. A. Butler, Mount 
Olive; Miss Laura C. Bonar, Greensboro; Mrs. 
S. G. Carlyle, Lumberton; Mrs. J. W, Craw- 
ford, Greensboro; Mrs. J. W. Carter (First 
Church), Raleigh; Mrs. Geo. J. Do well (Second 
Church), Durham; Miss E.A.Draughn, Kinston ; 
Mrs. C. R. Foushee, Roxboro; Mrs. W. R. Gwalt- 
ney, Wake Forest: Miss Margaret Harris (Yates 
Mission Band, First Church), Raleigh; Mrs. 
Hatcher (Sunbeams), Liberty; Mrs. E. G. Hil- 
liard, Lexington; Mrs. C. E. Hoiton, Greens- 
boro: Mrs. D. F. King, Leaksville; Mrs. A. A. 



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Johnson, Greensboro; Miss Eva Liddell (Tryon 
Street Church), Charlotte; Mrs. Jas. Long (First 
Church) Goldsb'>ro; Mrs. Chas. F. Meserve 
(First Church), Ralpigh; Mrs. M. G. McKay, 
Laurifiburg; Miss Maude Marley (Young La- 
dies' Society), Greensboro; Mrs. L. R. Pruett 
(Olivet Church), Charlotte; Mrs. M. A. Payne, 
Greensboro; Mrs. David Reid (First Church), 
Winston; Mrs. W. H. Riggsbee, Burlington; 
Mrs. E. T. Reinicker, Greensboro; Miss Roxie 
Sheets, Lexington; Mrs. Jordan Tysor, May's 
Chapel; Mrs. A, F. Yates, Aberdeen; Miss Zoa 
Riggsbee (Young Ladies', First Church,) Dur- 
ham. 

Central Committee Delegates. — Miss Fannie 
E. Heck, Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Mrs. J. W. Carter. 

Visitors. — Mrs. E. E. Woollard, La Grange; 
Mrs. B. F. Ivey, Leaksville; Mrs, Hugh Mark- 
ham, Durham; Miss Mary Neal, Reidsville; Miss 
Applewhite, Carthage; Mrs. R. Vandeventer, 
Burlington; Mrs. H. A. Brown, Winston; Miss 
Moore, Red Springs; Miss King, Leaksville; 
Mrs. Hunter, Aberdeen; Mrs. L. N. Chappell, 
China; Mrs. Merrell, Star; Mrs. Theo. Whit- 
field, Richmond, Va. ; Miss Loula Butt, Berk- 
ley, Va. ; Mrs. T. A. Howard, Huntly. ^ 

Mrs. L. W. Battle, of Durham, was called to 
the chair, and the election of officers for the 
session resulted as follows: 

Miss Fannie E. Heck, Raleigh, President. 

Mrs. L..W. Battle, Durham, First Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Mrs- R. Vandeventer, Burlington, Second 
Vice-President. 



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Mrs. L. R. Pruett, Charlotte, Secretary. 
Mrs. C. E. Holton, Greensboro, Treasurer. 
Miss Heck, as President of the Central Com- 
mittee, submitted her annual report as follows: 

Annual Address to the Fifth Annual Meet- 
ing OF THE W. M. S. of the BaPTIST CHURCH- 
ES OF North Carolina. 

Year by year, dear sisters, well beloved, as 
the footstep of each year falls softening, as it 
joins the thousands of the past, and a new year 
rising up, holds out beckoning hands to lead us 
up to higher, better things, it is well for each to 
ask herself, "What lessons have we learned to- 
gether, the comrad, old year and myself? 

She brought us many gifts, are we /cher, 
wiser for them? She brought us sorrows, cires: 
have we learned better how to win peace i fter 
pain and bring a tear-bejeweled joy out of grief? 

Whatever else of what the year has brought 
us, we have seized or scorned, I would that you 
and I had learned the joy, bringing lesson of 
thanksgiving. 

But if we must confess, as each one must, that 
this lesson is, at best half learned, let us now 
together strive to learn it better for the coming 
year. 

I invite you then, in the beginning of our 
fifth annual meeting, as the key-note I would 
seek to strike to attune our whole meeting to 
a psalm of praise, to join with me in returning 
thanks. 

Thanksgiving and requests, in God's Word 
go ever hand in hand. A thankful remember- 
ance of past mercies is a strengthening of faith 



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for future blessings. He who has been with us 
six times to bless will not desert us in the sev- 
veth need. He who has given us the unspeaka- 
ble gift of his son. will he not with him freely 
give us all things ? Paul knew the joy and 
peace-giving power of thanksgiving when he- 
said, " with thanksgiving let your requests be 
made known unto God and the peace of God, 
which passeth all understanding shall keep your 
minds and hearts through Jesus Christ."" 

We argue from the past to the future. If our 
God has blessed in the past, our God changeth 
not, he will bless in the future. And who of us 
has he not blesfed in blessings without number? 
If joy has been our lot, he has made " each joy a 
wing" to lift us nearer heaven; if sorrow, he 
has sustained and blessed us in it and taught us 
how to wring ihe sweets of his abiding, from 
the rock and ihe oil of his anointing from the 
flinty rock. 

We can, and alas, often do think of joy apart 
from God; but sorrow without him, — the soul 
shrinks back affrighted ac the thought. 

For all his individual blessings we thank him, 
but to day, together let lis turn our thoughts to 
those multiplied blessings which have come to 
the whole world, and to the home church, 
through the Missions and most of all, for the 
signal blessings bestowed upon the Mission 
work of the Southern Biptist Women, the Bap- 
tist Women of North Carolina and upon us as 
members of this work. May each mind be 
enlarged to hear and each heart opened to 
rejoice ! 

Let now your thoughts sweep out over those 



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vast lands which sit in heathen darkness and 
death's shadow: see amid that darkness seven 
thousand men from every Christian clime pro- 
claiming Christ: see with them, working side 
by side in every form of toil, bearing greater 
hardships, greater persecution, greater loss, 
than they, an army of native helpers, thirty 
thousand strong: see, set like little lights shin- 
ing far against the midnight of heathen sin, the 
native churches counting up a million. Pile up 
in one stupendous heap the life work of many 
holy men and see the Bible translated into two 
hundred and sixty-five languages and dialects ! 

Heaven's twelve-fold jeweled walls give back 
a louder sound of joy, when one soul turns from 
darkness unto light. "Had we a thousand 
tongues to sing," our praises would be faint in 
summing up blessings such as these. 

Come nearer home. The church is not doing, 
what she should or could, you say ? It is true. 
But thank God for what she has done. 

It is she who has sent these seven thousand 
missionaries to the field, it is she who has sup- 
plied the means to put the Bible into these 
many tongues and best of all, it is she who is 
shaking off her lethargy, who is putting on her 
strength. Thank God that His church has done 
what she has done in our day, thank him that 
it is but an earnest of what she shall yet do in 
days now soon to come. 

For our Woman's Missionary Union of the 
Southern Baptist Convention, we would in- 
deed return thanks. Eight years ago it was 
a small thing. In these eight years three hun- 
dred and twenty-two thousand dollars have 



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been given through it into God's treasury for 
Missions. We thank God for the Union; for his 
signal blessings on its ever onward way; for its 
larger plans; for its widening usefulness; for 
its larger gifts. May it fulfill all the good 
pleasure of His will in its formation and fill the 
full promise of its hitherto success. 

Nearer yet. Have we no words of praise for 
what the Baptist Women of North Carolina 
have been permitted to do in Mission work? 
Yes, verily. A thousand blessings came rush- 
ing in upon us in a joyous tide of memory. 

We thank God that He has called us into this 
larger work for Him, that He has added many 
to us year by year: that He has turned the 
hearts of the people everywhere to this, His 
work. We thank Him for the measure of suc- 
cess he has given to our undertakings for Him 
in the past; for the promise of future blessing 
in past success; for the blessed assurance that 
we have brought comfort to many and salva- 
tion to some; for loved companionship in labor, 
and most of all we thank Him for the sweet as- 
surance of His presence in our hearts and the 
royal fellowship of co-workers with our Lord. 

Forgive us, that our thanks are so meagre; so 
unworthy of Thee, our Father, or of us, Thy 
children. Holy Spirit, thou comforter and 
teacher, teach us how to pray and how to give 
thanks! Teach us to remember the sweets of 
friendship, obstacles overcome, proffered aid, 
answered prayers, a wider life, a larger heart, a 
brighter hope, and a thousand joys besides, 
that Thou hast given back to us, double meas- 
ure, pressed down, running over, for the little 



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we have given Thee. Quicken our memories; 
soften our hearts! "Lord! keep our memories 
green " toward Thee. 

With thank- filled hearts, let us turn now to 
review more closely the year that has just 
closed, and then, with the radiance of past mer- 
cies casting their light oa the unknown way, 
turn to the opening year. 

Going back to the very first of the year, you 
will remember that, for the first time in all 
the history of your State Central Committee, 
the words '^discouragement" and ''retrograde'" 
were used in the Fourth Annual Meeting in Char- 
lotte, the report for the year then just closed, 
falling below that of the three years preceding. 
In the quarter immediately following that 
meeting, the first qu'^rter of the new year, the 
contributions of the Societies showed a marked 
improvement, being considerably the largest 
quarterly report made for a year and a half. The 
second quarterly report showed a gratifying 
increase over the first, being the fourth largest 
we had ever made up to that time. The third, 
the languid, dreaded summer quarter, fell back 
more nearly to the old level. Of the fourth 
and last quarter, the quarter whose fortunes 
are bound up with those of the Yates Memo- 
rial, I will speak later. 

The question will arise. What made the re- 
ports of these quarters better than those that 
have gone before? Largely, I believe, the start- 
ling realization that came to many at our last 
Annual Meeting that a slight delinquency on 
the part of some could to disastrously aSect 
the work of the Societies as a whole. 



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The first effort of the year, the Christmas 
Offering, showed that many of the Societies 
had taken a firmer hold on the work. How far 
this offering was coupled with the observance 
of the Week of Prayer for Missions, I cannot 
say. By some I know it was observed with 
great uplift of spirit, and here may lie, with 
them, the secret of a better year's work. I 
wish I knew, that I might tell you, just how 
far this time of prayer, so precious to many of 
us, was observed, but I am not in possession of 
exact facts on the subject. 

Following close upon this, in the springtime 
came the call for a week of self-denial, to help 
in raising the debt upon the Home Mission 
Board, this being the first time an appeal for 
special, emergency aid, had come to the Socie- 
ties from this source. The results of this 
week, as is too often the case, from want of ex- 
actness in stating the object for which con- 
tributions are made, were inadequately re- 
ported. Home Mission work, however, felt 
an impulse everywhere in the S^uth, and 
went up to the Convention in May almost free 
of debt. In North Carolina there dates from 
this week a remarkable increase in one depart- 
ment of our work — that work which, those 
who know it best, delight to call the blessed 
work of box packing. Last year the entire 
value of such boxes, as reported in Charlotte, 
amounted to only $167.80. This year boxes 
have been sent to the value of $1,338.19. 

Over these boxes have gone up songs and 
prayers of praise, and many a one has rejoiced 
that she has thus been allowed to minister 



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to the " necessity of the saints." Coming 
back from those who received this loving min- 
istry a thousand prayers have called dov^n 
blessings on those who, in their need, have thus 
remembered those who, for the gospel, suffer 
cold, weariness and privatior . 

Last May, in the Annual Meeting of the Wo- 
man's Missionary Union, at the suggestion of 
the Foreign and Home Mission Boards, the 
Woman's Missionary Societies of each State 
were asked to give a certain amount to Foreign 
and Home Missions. The North Carolina So- 
cieties were asked to give |1,000 to Home, and 
$1,950 to Foreign Missions. 

In the three quarterly reports already made 
for the year. May, 1895-1896, we have, through 
the boxes sent, reached the full amount asked 
of us for the entire ye^r for Home Missions. 

For Foreign Missions, on the contrary, much 
lies before us to be done. In the three quarters 
reported since May, we have given to the gen- 
eral work of Foreign Missions only $938 35. It 
will be seen, therefore, by an easy matter of 
subtraction that in the one quarter remaining 
of the Conventional year of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention, we must give $1,000 to Foreign 
Missions, if we would reach the mark of $1,950. 
I need not remind you of what was empha- 
sized from the earliest moment with regard to 
the Yates Memorial, namely, that whatever 
was given to that object should be an extra 
offering. 

Every wise householder, at the beginning of 
the year, casts up his accounts and reckons if in 
the coming year he can maintain his own with 



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the resources for which he may hope. Our 
Board has been placed by the churches at the 
head of our great missionary family, and we 
have pledged them that this family shall not 
want. The missionaries look to us for food; 
we are one of the trusted sources of supply. 
All new work must be undertaken second to 
the first demand of the maintainance of those 
to whom we are already pledged. If we cease 
to hold this rope, to seize some new one, they 
must go down. These truths are so self-evi- 
dent that I need hardly restate them. The Home 
Board looks this year to the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union, of which we are part, for $25,000, 
the Foreign Board for $30,000. I believe they 
will not be disappointed. 

When we return to our homes, the first regu- 
lar work which will present itself, will be the 
dual observance of the Week of Prayer and the 
Christmas Offering for the enlargement of 
work in China. 

I can barely mention these here. Let me, 
however, urge you that at any cost the Week 
of Prayer shall in some way be observed in 
your Society. I use no extravagant terms when 
I say that in the want of united, fervent prayer 
lies the supreme need, the cause of the poverty, 
spiritual and financial, of every religious or- 
ganization. On prayer depends all success 
that any God-commissioned work can hope for 
or should expect. Yet we fail to pray. God's 
gold-mine promises — " where two three agree 
as touching anything," " ye shall ask what ye 
will and it shall be done unto you," and a hun- 
dred more lie open before us, but we seize not 



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their precious wealth. Is it that we think the 
all-Father is not able to fulfill his gracious 
grants, or is it that we care not to have these 
blessings brought to us and all the world? Sure- 
ly neither. May the new year be begun with 
this one resolve, that whatever else may be 
the story of the opening year, it shall be a year 
of prayer. 

The Christmas Offering for the enlargement 
of work in China, is a part of the regular work 
of the Foreign Mission Board, and anything 
given to it will be included in the amount ask- 
ed of us by that Board. Does not this work 
need enlargement? More than twenty years 
ago a little church was formed in Che Kiah, 
China. The general mission work spread out, 
the missionaries were called to more important 
posts. There were not enough to go round, and 
Che Kiah must be left out. The little candle 
just lighted for the Lord must be left alone in 
the surrounding darkness. The babes in Christ 
must care for themselves as best they might. 
We can imagine how, with hope long deferred, 
the little band watched and prayed for the reg- 
ular coming of the wise teacher; how they 
watched and longed for him to break to them 
more of the bread of life for their hungry souls. 
But the missionary came not. Four, five, a 
dozen years passed by. There was nothing in 
all that vast region to mark out for that little 
band of believers the Sabbath from all other 
days of ceaseless toil. By-and-by they lost 
count. They lost the Sabbath I Perhaps 
some faithful soul, tired of waiting here for 
God's minister, had gladly gone up higher 



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among God's heaven full of ministering an- 
gels, leaving no one behind so faithful as she 
to count and count again the coming of the 
day we call the day of rest and hold among 
the choicest blessings of our God. They lost 
count. — Twenty long years rolled away. Then 
at last the missionary came. What won- 
der they had almost ceased to hope. But 
there were six left. The dying flame flash- 
ed up once more. It was the Sunbeams mis- 
sionary who reached them ; it was the children's 
work that called the fainting church back to 
life. They have gathered once more around 
the table of communion. Three have been 
baptized, others believe, and the missionary is 
praying for fifty in Che Kiah. 

Do not such little struggling bands of Chi- 
nese Baptists cry to us, their sisters in Christ, 
for help for their country — for China, whose 
pardon the Lord has left us to communicate? 
What timt- more fitting than Christmas to heed 
in some special way this cry. 

Looking thus over our work, I fear we are 
prone to forget that it is three-fold, and 
that State Missions demands our gifts, as do 
Home and Foreign. Plant a church in North 
Carolina, and you open a fountain that shall 
soon send out springs of blessings to the ends 
of the earth. A. beautiful sequence of events 
recently came to my notice in a church in this 
State. First the church was organized, next 
the house of worship was dedicated. Then 
followed a gracious revival, then the organiza- 
tion of a Woman's Missionary Society. State 
Missions must be the source of supply for all 
other missions. 



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I need not recall to any here that we came 
together under the shadow of a great loss to 
State Mission work, in the death of Dr. C. Dur- 
ham. We thank God that he was allowed 
to go up and down through the State arousing 
the churches to missions; we rejoice that so 
noble a life has been given to so noble a work, 
and that his example will cause many to de- 
vote more of themselves, their time and their 
talents to the prosecution of the work he was 
called so suddenly to lay down. 

Bear with me while I call your attention to 
one other form of mission work. Having spo- 
ken of Foreign, Home and State Missions, I 
would mention what I may call household 
missions — the work among the colored women 
in and around our homes. Again and again 
the necessity of organized work by Christian 
women among these neighbors of ours has been 
emphasized in the recommendations of the 
Home Board to the Woman's Missionary Union. 
For this vast field each of us is a qualified 
worker, and I would urge you to lay before 
your Societies the practicability of undertak- 
ing some organized religious work for colored 
women. Mothers-meetings, spwing-schools, 
Sunday School teacher's classes and prayer- 
meetings are being conducted among them by 
Southern women of our Union, but these should 
be multiplied many fold. 

Leaving other details of the year's work to be 
taken up by our Corresponding Secretarv, I 
give below the statiptics of that part of the Cen- 
tral Committee's work which falls particularly 
to the share of the President: 



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Letters written 

Quarterly letters . 

Leaflets sent out 

Blanks for reports, etc 

Christmas Programs . 

Christmas Envelopes 

Missionary Talks sent out 



1,352 
1,020 
5,441 
1,800 
600 
3,000 
3,600 



The enlarged Woman's Missionary Depart- 
ment, granted by the kindness of the editor of 
the Biblical Recorder, has been regularly edited. 
The work of the Committee has been done at 
a cost of $77.58 for postage; $37 25 for printing 
and stationary; $25.50 for publication of The 
Missionary (alk for the mouths of January, 
February, March; $25 for three hundred copies 
of the Foreign Mission Journal sent to all 
Societies for six months. Received from Socie- 
ties towards expenses, $6.40. 

The officers of the Central Committee re- 
ceive nothing for their services. 

When, after much thought, it was deemed 
wise by the Central Committee to discontinue 
the publication of The Talk on account of the ex- 
pense thus incurred, it was decided to send free 
to each Society a copy of the Foreign Mission 
Journal for one year. The very reasonable 
rate of $50 for three hundred copies was made 
with the Foreign Mission B oard. It is hoped 
that this year's free subscription will induce 
each Society to subscribe for at least one copy 
of the Journal, now enlarged and improved. 
In my opinion no Society can afford to do with- 
out this potent factor in the dissemination of 
missionary information. The free distribution 
of the magazine will cease in March. 



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A most interesting and hopeful feature of the 
year's work has been the holding of Associa- 
tional Missionary Meetings at several Asso- 
ciations. This has been brought about by 
the valuable aid of ladies in the Associations — 
it having been possible for the President of 
the Central Committee to visit only one Asso- 
ciation. The Associations at which Missionary 
Meetings have been held are, as reported to the 
Committee, as follows: The Central, Mt. Zion, 
Eastern, Atlantic, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, 
Piedmont, Pee Dee, West Chowan, and Robe- 
son. Every effort will be made in the coming 
year to increase the number of such meetings, 
your Committee believing greatly in their pos- 
sibilities for good. 

A remarkably large number of Societies have 
been reported this year, numbering in all about 
fifty-four — reorganized four. Among these 
are a gratif J irt g number of Children's Bands. 

It will be remembered that last year was 
marked by the appointment of a number of 
Associational Vice-Presidents. To the inval- 
uable aid of these ladies much of the growth 
of the year is due. We have not, as we 
hoped, succeeded in adding other Vice Pres- 
idents to the comparatively small number then 
appointed. I appeal to those present from As- 
sociations in which there are no Vice-Presi- 
dents, to ask themselves if God is not calling 
them to this office? It requires work, prayer, 
patience, tact, gentleness, perseverance. 

I call for volunteers, willing to offer these 
gifts to God. 



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YATES MEMORIAL. 

Sach, ia brief, has been the general work of 
the year, but with this his been coupled a spe- 
cial work of great importmce. dear to the heart 
of every one of us: Tke Yateii Memorial. I 
need oniy mention the history of the beginning 
and planning of this work. Tne storv is fa- 
miliar to all. Last year in a Memorial M'^eting 
in Charlotte, it was proposed by Dr. Willing- 
ham, of the Foreign Mission B lard, that during 
the year the Biptist women of North Carolina 
honor themselves by raising $1,000 extra to 
send a new Mission iry to China as a living 
memorial" to Dr. and Mrs. Yite-i. He assured 
us, on behalf of the Foreign B )ard, chat should 
we eqaip, pay the passage out, and one vear's 
salary of the new Missionary, the Board 
would be responsible for his raaiotainance after 
that time. The proposition met the approval 
of all present, and the Central Committee con- 
sidered itself empowered to include this Memo- 
rial in the year's work. 

No pains have been spared on their part to 
make this Memorial, to which their hearts gave 
the most hearty response, a comipleted success 
by this meeting. The Missionary Department 
has been unceasinglv full of it; it has been 
urged in letters to all the Societies while 
more than 350 ladies, not connected with 
Societies, have been written to, asking aid for 
this object. 

We had hoped and prayed that the whole 
thousand dollars might be reported to this 
meeting. Some tell us now that we have hoped 



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too much. Be this as it may, it vvould be vain 
for us to seek to conceal our disappointment 
that our full hopes have not hfen realized — that 
the Memorial is not raised. You hear me, with 
with disappointment, akin to my own; but, 
pause. Let no one call the Memorial a failure. 
The work is the same as when we hoped so much 
for it; the noble lives we sought to honor 
are the same; the needs of China just as great, 
and God is the same. He who has given us the 
measure of success already granted in the rais- 
ing of this Memorial, will, I believe, through 
you, my sisters, carry it to completion. I am 
pursuaded that if you have labored for this 
end, you will labor more; if you have over- 
looked it, you will now strive for it, and this 
grand Memorial shall be completed, and that 
speedily. 

Since such has been the closing year, what of 
the future? I would close, as I began, with 
thanks. While all around are striving for 
the new, let us give thanks for the old. I 
thank God for old faith, old hope, old work. 
I have no new plans to offer. I commend to 
you the old faith that has strenghtened you to 
labor in the past; the old love that has made 
that labor light. May He who has of f Id been 
our God and guide, be in us and work through 
us through the long year. 

(Signed) Fannie E. S. Heck, 

The President appointed the following com- 
mittee on Plans of Work: 

Miss Draughn, Mrs. King, Mrs, Geo. Dowell, 
Mrs, Pajne, Mrs. Riggsbee, Miss Brooks. 



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The meeting adjourned after singing, ""What 
a friend we have in Jesus." 

Friday Afteroon, 2:30. 

Meeting was opened by singing, " Blest be 
the tie that binds." Mrs. L. W. Battle con- 
ducted the devotional exercises. The meeting 
was addressed by Rev E. Y. Mullins, of Rich- 
mond, Assistant Secretary of the Foieign Mis- 
sion Board. Mrs, Chas. Meserve spoke enter- 
tainingly of her work among the Indians. A 
letter, to the Woman's Missionary Societies of 
the State, from Mrs. T. C. Britton, was read by 
Mrs. B. W. Hatcher. Addresses were made by 
Rev. T. C. Britton and Rev. L. N. Chappell, 
missionaries frorn China. Mrs. Claappeil was 
present, but on account of ill health, was not 
able to speak to the ladies. 

Miss Heck spoke of the deficit on the Yates 
Memorial Fund, the work so bear the hearts of 
our North Carolina women, and requested Mr. 
Chappeil to lead in prayer, asking God's guid- 
ance in plans formed for raising the remainder 
of the one thousand dollars. 

The following Committee on Resolution was 
appointed : Miss Roxie Shfets, Mrs. W. R. 
Gwaltney, Mrs. D. S. Reid, Mrs. A. A. Butler, 
Mrs. Jordon Tysor. 

Meeting' adjourned, after singing, " Rescue 
the perishing," An informal recepMon was ten- 
dered the; missionaries present. The interest 
of the occasion was heightened by a display of 
missionary curios, largely a collection of arti- 
cles sent by North Carolina missionaries. 



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Saturday Morning. 

Religious exercises consisted of responsive 
Bible reading, lead by the President, with short 
prayers by a number of ladies. 

The report of Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Woman's Central Commit- 
tee, was read by Miss Eva Liddell, of Charlotte: 

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 

To you, dear Sisters of the 

North Carolina Societies, 

Your Secretary presents the gathered harvest 
of your year's work. If errors have crept in 
they were unavoidable. That there has been 
some confusion in the reports, must be admit- 
ted, but as there has been a vast improvement 
in that line during the last two years, we still 
hope for a continuance, until our system shall 
be understood by all and the reports be well 
nigh perfect. 

It is with just pride that this grand report is 
now placed before you. It can better be appre- 
ciated when it is known that not all by far, 
was given from plethoric purses. By whom, 
then, was this $4,491.88 contributed? Let this 
extract taken from a letter received only a 
short while ago. be the answer. "Our contrib- 
ution is necessarily small, most of our mem- 
bers having to earn their own living." Ah ! the 
widows mite. Yet it has swelled our report. 
With the excellent results of the year's work 
before us, may we not go forth with renewed 
energy ? We do not need power so much as 



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combination. In order to elicit the largest pos- 
sible giving:, let each one use her influence to 
organize a Woman's Missionary Society or Mis- 
sion Band in her church, should there be none. 
Let us awake to our f nil duty and return to the 
Lord's treasury his own. Let us, as the women 
of old, " minister to him " of our substance, be 
the gift large or small, even as the Lord has 
prospered us. Let it be done for Jesus' sake. 

To the Self Denial Fund, fifteen societies 
have contributed. To the Christmas Offering 
last December and for this year to the present 
date forty nine societies have contributed, and 
thirty societies have sent out boxes to our home 
missionaries. 

Atlantic Association — Vice President, 
Mrs. H. B. Duffy, Newbern. 



Goldsboro 82 93 

PoUocksville 28 95 

Kinston _ 99 62 

Newbern 50 92 

Mission Band, Kinston 7 65 

Sunbeams, Goldsboro 10 00 

Sunday School, Newbern 3 24 

Tabernacle, Newbern 5 90 

Beulah Association — No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Yancey ville 12 05 

Trinity 18 05 

Bladen Association — No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Galeed 14 00 



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Central Association— Mrs. W.C. Lank- 



ford. 

Wake Forest 197 22 

Sunbeams, Wake Forest 15 00 

Youngsville 21 77 

First Church, Raleigh 502 61 

Hopkins' Chapel 44 

Forestviile 22 81 

Rolesville 9 70 

Chowan Association — No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Reynoldson 10 60 

Belcross 3 00 

Roberdell 2 25 

Sandy Cross 1 25 

Eiam 26 42 

Elizabeth City ... 24 35 

Sunbeams, Elizabeth City 5 10 

Cedar Creek Association. 

Bladen Union 7 85 

Judson 6 20 

Columbus Association— No Vice -Presi- 
dent. 

Whiteville 82 81 

Sunbeams, Whiteville 1 58 

Eastern Association— No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

First Church, Wilmington 122 45 

Warsaw 13 15 

Mt. Olive 9 51 

Sunbeams, Magnolia 17 00 

Sunbeams, Clinton ^ 5 00 

Clinton 40 00 

Bear Marsh _. 1 00 



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Flat River Association— No Vice- 
President. 

Maggie Nutt Society, Oxford 7 15 

Oxford 5 00 

Green River Association— No Vice- 
dent. 

Marion 5 00 

Rutherford ton 87 28 

King's Mountain Association — No 
Vice President. 
Shelby. 19 00 

Liberty Association— No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Lexington 8 15 

Mt. Zion Association— Vice-President. 
Mrs. H. P. Markham, Durham. 

Second Church, Durham 6 30 

Mt. Pisgah 24 50 

First Church, Durham 104 35 

Chapel Hill 11 40 

Sunbeams, Durham 5 15 

Young Ladies, Durham 10 00 

Mt. Gilead 10 55 

Sandy Run 1 45 

Burlington 18 52 

Bell's 3 07 

Montgomery Association— No Vice- 
President. 

Bethel 29 69 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Associa- 
tion. 

Try on Street; Charlotte 86 82 

Olivet 73 80 



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Children, Olivet $ 5 00 

Young Ladies, Try on St., Charlotte.. 82 00 

Sunbeams, Tryon St., Charlotte. 2 50 

Arlington 1 00 

Pilot Mountain Association— No Vice 
President. 

Leaksville 63 44 

Broad Street, Winston 4 00 

Mt. Airy _ 18 00 

First Church, Winston 149 54 

Sunbeams, Winston 10 00 

Second Church Children's Society, 

Winston 25 00 

Pee Dee Association— Vice President, 
Mrs. Frank Bennett, Paris 

Spring Hill 2 35 

Wadesboro 48 Oq 

Rockingham. 2180 

Marvin 6 60 

Mt. Beulah 5 04 

Roberdel 3 10 

Deep Creek.. 1 15 

South Wadesboro 4 00 

Spring Hill 20 00 

Piedmont Association — No Vice Presi- 
dent. 

Greensboro 53 60 

Liberty 1 21 

Children's Society, Liberty 2 70 

Raleigh Association — No Vice Presi- 
dent. 

Sunbeams, Ephesus 23 10 

Green Level 8 32 

Sunbeams, Cary 10 00 



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Holly Springs 17 77 

Sunbeams and W. M. S., Green Level 5 00 

Faj eiteville Street Church 7 53 

Morrisville 5 80 

Sunbeams, Apex 13 90 

Tabernacle 136 75 

Gary 41 30 

Wakefield 33 26 

Garner's 4 00 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 2 70 

Perry Chapel 3 00 

Robeson Association — No Vice-Presi- 
dent. 

Antioch 3 36 

Lumber ton 117 10 

Cedar Creek 4 50 

Rennert . .. 6 95 

Fayetteville 130 36 

Saddle Tree . 29 94 

Mt. Elim 51 

Sunbeams, Lumberton 3 59 

Raft Swamp 6 90 

Big Branch 13 60 

Pleasant Hill 1 52 

Tolarsville. 2 98 

Back Swamp 30 99 

Long Branch.. 7 10 

Maxton 11 55 

South River Association.— Miss Laura 
Lazenby, Statesviile. 

Junior Band, Statesviile. 4 60 

Statesviile 7 64 

Sandy Creek Association— Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. M. T. Chapin. 

Pittsboro 7 20 



Carthage 77 89 

Aberdeen 145 80 

Jonesboro 19 12 

Albemarle 4 21 

Henrietta 74 25 

Gum Springs... 1 75 

Sunbeams, Aberdeen 3 25 

Siler City 16 50 

Tar River Association— No Vice Presi- 
dent. 

Rock Springs 9 10 

Poplar Springs 15 00 

Sunbeams, Warren Plains . 6 17 

Rocky Mount 5 00 

Cedar Rock 1 55 

Scotland Neck 50 60 

Henderson 54 56 

Sunday School, Pine Grove 2 00 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck 3 05 

Weldon 5 50 

Morris ville 6 28 

Warren Plains 5 00 

W. Chowan Association — Vice-Presi- 
dent, Miss Grace T. Brown. 

Creeksville : 14 00 

Mt. Carmel 5 00 

Buckhorn 76 86 

Mt. Tabor.. 34 10 

Holly Grove 26 00 

Pine Forest 15 19 

Roanoke 4 00 

Hope Mills 1 40 

Roxboro . 6 00 

Sunbeams, Murfreesboro 8 17 

Murfreesboro . 3 00 



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Union 15 80 

Cashie 1 42 

(No Association given.) 

Johnson's 1 10 

Monroe 1 00 

Sunbeams, Monroe 1 16 

For Foreign Mission Journal 3 10 

Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions $1,033 93 

Christnaas Offering 303 24 

Yates Memorial Fund 98 77 

Total Foreign Missions, . $ 1,435 94 

Home Missions 689 76 

Week of Self-denial . . 159 83 

Value of Home Miss, boxes 1,234 39 

Total for Home Missions $2,083 98 

State Missions .... 329 46 

Education (Ministerial) 34 96 

Orphanage .. 46 02 

Expense Fund 6 42 

Total $3,936 78 

Supplementary Report. 

Roanoke $ 1 75 

Clayton 6 62 

Second Church, Winston 10 00 

Rutherfordton 7 90 

Yates Mission Band 35 70 

Lumber ton 82 10 

Bethel 8 76 



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Roberdel 2 22 

Young People's Society, Magnolia 7 50 

Union . . 8 50 

Henderson 18 60 

Pollocksville 9 80 

Rennert . - 1 70 

Fayetteville ..- 5 00 

Bell's 2 33 

Youngsville 3 00 

Reynoldson , . _ 6 50 

Rockingham 12 40 

Wake Forest 54 80 

Pittsboro 11 85 

Leaksville 5 00 

Murf rer sboro . 48 05 

Concord 3 90 

Grover 5 00 

Siler City 39 40 

First Church , Durham 46 60 

Laurinburg 5 00 

Statesville 5 40 

Young Ladies, First Church, Raleigh.. 5 25 

Siloam 1 10 

Sunbeams, Morven 55 

Aulander 1 00 

Elizabeth City 10 00 

Wake Forest.. 6 27 

Holly Grove 5 05 



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Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions. $ 54 68 

Christmas Offering. 17 60 

Yates Fund (from Societies).. 190 99 
Yates Fund (from individuals) 62 95 

Total Foreign Missions... $ 326 23 

Home Missions $ 42 94 

Value Home Mission boxes... 103 80 

Total Home Missions $ 146 74 

State Missions 71 59 

Education (Ministerial) 3 00 

Total $ 547 55 

Orand Totals. 

Foreign Missions $1,088 61 

Christmas Offering . 320 84 

Yates Memorial Fund 352 71 

Total Foreign Missions... |1,762 16 

Home Missions 732 70 

Work of Self denial 159 83 

Value Home Mission boxes. ..1,338 19 

Total Home Missions $2,230 72 

State Missions 401 05 

E'lucation (Ministerial) 37 96 

Orphanage.. 46 02 

Expense Fund 6 42 

Total $4,484 33 

Miss Heck stated that since the close of the Secre- 
tary's report, December 1st, amounts for the Yates 
Memorial had been reported sufficient to make the 
sum now in hand $579. 



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Sociecies reported as follows: 

Miss Rosa Broughton, Tabernacle Church, 
Raleigh. — "We are pleased to state that our So- 
ciety keeps regularly at work, and promptly 
meets its obligations." 

Mrs. C. V. Brooks, Friendship. — "We have 
recently organized a Society of twenty mem- 
bers. We hope to educate our people in Chris- 
tian giving." 

Miss Lizzie Brooks, Jonesboro. — "We trust 
we are sowing seed which may bring forth a 
rich harvest in the stage of maturity." 

Mrs. L W. Battle, First Church Durham.— 
" We believe there is an increase in the spirit of 
missions among our women. We remembered 
the Christmas offering, and observed the weeks 
of prayer and self-denial, which were a blessing 
to us all." 

Mrs. S. C. Carlyle, Lumberton. — We con- 
tinue to work with unabated interest. We are 
glad to report the spiritual condition of our 
Society good." 

Mrs. J. W. Carter, First Church, Raleigh, 
reported an increase in their contributions dur- 
ing the past year. " W« are glad to report the 
organization of a Young Ladies and Children's 
Society in our church. We have much to en- 
courage us in looking back over our work." 

Mrs. George J. Dowall, Second Church, Dur- 
ham, reported only a few who take any inter- 
est in mission work. " Our desire is to go for- 
ward." 

Miss E. A. Draughn, Kinston. — "We have 
not accomplished much, owing to our not meet- 
ing monthly, but we are determined, with the 



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help of the Lord, to do better work during the 
coming year." 

Mrs. W. R. Gwaltney, Wake Forest. — " We 
review the eight years since our organization 
with grateful hearts. The self-denial and 
prayer weeks are always attended with bless- 
ings." 

Miss Margaret Harris, Yates' Mission Band, 
First Church, Raleigh, reported good work 
along all the lines; contributed to the Yates' 
Memorial Fund, $10.70. The principal work 
of the year had been placing a Yates' Memo ■ 
rial Cot in the Hospital in Havana. 

Mrs. Hatcher, W. M. Society and Sunbeams, 
Liberty (both Societies recently organized). — 
"We are ever ready for work, and hope to 
be able to do greater things during the coming 
year." 

Mrs. D. F. King, Leaksville. — "We have 
semi-monthly meetings, the one business, the 
other devotional." 

Miss Eva Liddell, Tryon Street Church, Char- 
lotte. — " We have followed the plans recom- 
mended by the Union; observed the week of 
prayer and self-denial, and Missionary Day. 
We were glad to contribute to so worthy an 
object as the Yates' Memorial Fund." 

Mrs. E. J. Lynch, Greensboro. — "Some of 
our members are fully awake to the needs of 
our Master's work, and are active, cheerful 
workers." 

Mrs. James Long, First Church, Goldsboro. — 
"We feel sure the missionary spirit is growing 
in our midst. Each member responded cheer- 
fully to the call for a contribution to the Yates' 



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Memorial Fund. We have every reason to be 
encouraged." 

Mrs. M. G. McKay, Laurinburg, reported a 
newly organized Society. ' ' The progress made 
is very encouragmg." 

Mrs. L. R. Pruett, Olivet Church, Charlotte, 
" We feel that our Society has taken on new 
life, and are glad to be able to report progress." 

Mrs. David Reid, First Church, Winston. — 
" We have a larger number of contributors to 
missions among our women than we have had 
for years." 

Mrs. W. H. Riggsbee, Burlington. — The So- 
ciety observed Missionary Day; contributed to 
the different objects of the Convention. There 
was a growth in interest. 

Miss Roxie Sheets, Lexington. — " We have a 
few faithful members ready for the call of duty. 
We are weak now, but we trust the future 
may bring us strength." 

Mrs. A. F, Yates, Aberdeen. — "Our contri- 
butions exceed those of last year by $100. We 
feel the Lord has answered our prayers by put- 
ting the spirit of giving in our hearts." 

Mrs. L. G. Grant, Sunbeams, Goldsboro, re- 
ports it hard to get the members to attend. 

Miss Maude Harrill, Mission Band, Charlotte. 
" We are working and praying in the Master's 
name." 

The discussion on the plans to be adopted for 
the completion of the Yates Memorial was par- 
ticipated in by Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Carter, Miss 
Sheets, Miss Liddell, Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Markham, 
Mrs. Brown and others. 

Miss Liddell moved that owing to the fact 
that the Christmas offering to China was the 



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first work of the new year and not to be neg- 
lected, that the time for the complption of the 
Memorial be extended to April. Motion pre- 
vailed. 

Mrs. Carlyle, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Battle, Mrs. 
Markham, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Pruett and others 
took part in a conference oq Society methods, 
presenting new and tried plans and methods. 

A paper by Mrs. Jones, of Henderson. " Do 
we need Young Ladies' Missionary Socle lies," 
was read by Miss Applewhite. 

Miss ZoaRiggsbee, of Durham, followed with 
suggestions from her personal experienc^^. 

Miss Draughn, for the Committee on Plans 
of Work, submitted the following recommen- 
dations, which were unanimously adopted. 

PLANS OF WORK. 

1. As there are many of our sisters who take 
no interest in this work, which we love so 
much, we urge each Society to make every ef- 
fort during the coming year to increase its 
membership and to try to interest neighboring 
churches in the work; also to encourage and 
aid Associational meetings by sending delegates 
to them. 

2. We would emphasize a systematic giving; 
giving because we love the Lord, and all we 
have is his. 

3. We would urge that the Secretaries report 
promptly at the end of each quarter, sending 
on ail money in hand; and let the Secrataries 
of all Societies see to it that the work done by 
the Societies is reported in the church letter to 
the Association. 



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4. As the printing and postage of the Con- 
vention Committee require a fund, we ask eve- 
ry member to contribute something over and 
above the regular contribution. 

5. We are taught by our Lord's example that 
power comes by prayer, we do most earnestly 
insist that the Week of Prayer be observed, 
that we may be endued with wisdom and self- 
sacrifice to carry the Light of the Gospel into 
the dark places of the earth, 

6. We would emphasize the great necessity 
of a very earnest effort on the part of the lead- 
ers of the Societies to collect a good Christmas 
offering, as we are anxious to raise the $1,950 
asked for by the Southern Baptist Convention 
at Washington in May. 

7. As there can be no interest in Mission work 
without knowledge, we recommend that every 
member who can should subscribe to the Mis- 
sion Journal. 

8. To teach and train the children and young 
people to love to work for the Master should 
continue to be one of the most important lines 
of work. We also recommend that we use Dr. 
Broadus' Doctrinal Catechism in our teaching. 

9. Leaving our past failures, let us abide in 
Christ, and being filled with the Holy Spirit, 
let us press on in the great work, ever remem- 
bering that " He leadeth me." 

Miss C. A. Draughan, 
Mrs. D. F. King, 
Mrs. Geo. Dowell, 
Mrs. M. a. Payne, 
Mrs. W. H. Riggsbee, 
Miss Lizzie Brooks. 



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Miss Sheets, for the committee on Resolu- 
tions, submitted the following report, which 
was unanimously adopted. 

Resolved, 1st. That we express to our Presi- 
dent and other officers our sincere appreciation 
of their work with us, and the great encour- 
agements that they have given us. 

2d. That to the pastor and members of the 
Market Street Methodist Church we give our 
hearty thanks for the use of their church. 

3d. That the visiting brethren have contrib- 
uted largely to the pleasure and value of these 
meetings. 

4th. That we hereby extend our hearty 
thanks for the courtesies extended us by the 
different railroads. 

5th., That to the pastor and members of the 
Baptist Church and other denominations of this 
city , we give our most sincere thanks for so 
heartily opening to us their hearts and homes, 
thereby making our stay with them so very 
pleasant. Miss Roxie Sheets, 

Mrs. W. R. Gwaltney, 
Mrs. D. S. Reid, 
Mrs. a. a. Butler, 
Mrs. Jordon Tysor, 

Committee. 

After prayer by the President, the meeting 
adjourned to meet at Morganton, N. C, No- 
vember — , 1896. 



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^^^^ MINUTES 

OF THE 

SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMIIN'8 MiSSlONfiRY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

baptist state convention of 
North Carolina, 

HELD IN 

THE METHODIST CHURCH, 
MORGANTON, 
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 1896. 



RALEIGH: 

Edwards & Broughton, Publishers. 
1897. 



CONSTITUTION. 



preamble;. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S., and 
through them the mission cause, will be greatly 
advanced by an annual meeting, we, their rep- 
resentatives, organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be " Thk 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S. of the 
Baptist Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each Society, (with four addi- 
tional representatives from the local Society), 
one adult female representative from each Mis- 
sion Band in correspondence with the Central 
Committee. Members of the Central Committee 
shall be members by right of ofHce. All other 
members of Societies shall be welcome visitors, 
but only representatives shall be entitled to 
vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to dis- 
cuss and recommend plans for the furtherance 
of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same 
-city, and at the same time, as the Baptist State 
Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 



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6. Representatives- from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present 
at a regular annual meeting, three months' 
notice of desired change having been given to 
the Central Committee. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, convened in the Methodist 
Church, Morganton, on Thursday morning, 
November 12, 1896. Owing to a heavy rainfall, 
the attendance was small. Devotional exercises 
were led by Miss Fannie Heck of Raleigh. 

Mrs. Ivaura Winston, Morganton, extended 
the hospitalities of the town to the visiting 
ladies. Miss Eva Liddell, Charlotte, responded 
in their behalf. 

The following delegates and visitors reported 
their names : 

Mrs. Hight C. Moore, Monroe; Miss Eva 
Ividdell, Charlotte; Mrs J. W. Carter, Raleigh; 
Miss Minnie Miller, Winston ; Miss Rosa 
Broughton, Tabernacle Church, Raleigh; Mrs. 
Harvey Crist, Winston; Miss Roxie Sheets, 
Lexington ; Miss Essie Moore, Gastonia ; Mrs. 
G. Iv. Morgan, Marion. 

The election of officers for the session resulted 
in the election of Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, 
President ; Mrs. Frank Bennett, Wadesboro, 
First Vice-President, and Miss Eva Liddell, 
Charlotte, Second Vice-President ; Mrs. Har- 
vey Crist, Winston, Recording Secretary ; and 
Mrs. J.W, Carter,Raleigh, Temporary Treasurer. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's 
Central Committee of Missions, submitted her 
annual report, as follows : 



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Dkar Sisters : While bright-faced Hope 
beckons to the future, which is her owu pecu- 
liar realm, Wisdom, presiding over the 'past, 
sits ever ready to teach deep lessons to all who 
will look back, seeking them. This year, the 
tenth; of our existence as a Central Committee, 
has seemed a time most ntting for a backward 
glance over our history. It may be that there 
are lessons of Wisdom by the way ; surely there 
are foundations for future hope, and here a 
success, there a failure, will say such and such 
in the past is most full of promise for the 
coming years. 

Glance back, then, with me to the Conven- 
tion of 1885, which met in Reidsville, N. C. It 
was a Convention fall of deep feeling. Four 
young missionaries bade farewell to their breth- 
ren as they hastened to the Pacific shore, which 
they should soon see sink into the blue distance, 
as they turned their faces tov.'ard China. In 
this Convention sat one deeply impressed with 
the thought that the women of North Carolina 
should be organized for united work for Mis- 
sions — Dr. Theo. Whitfield, then pastor in New- 
bern, now glorified in heaven. Whether or 
not this Convention ledfto the belief that the 
time for action had arrived, I cannot say. Be 
that as it may, shortly afterward he came to 
Raleigh and urged the acceptance of the offices 
of President and Secretary upon two young 
girls, should a Woman's Central Committee of 
Missions be appointed by the State Mission 
Board, of which he was a member. Young and 
totally inexperienced, they consented, and in 




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January, 1886, the Central Committee, consist- 
ing of sixteen ladies, if my memorj' serves me 
rightly, was appointed. 

Some ten years before this, another commit- 
tee had been appointed by the Foreign Mission 
Board of the S. B. Convention to organize 
Societies entirely for Foreign Mission work. 
Some misunderstanding of their work aris- 
ing among the brethren, it languished and 
finally died. From their old book were now 
obtained the names of forty-one Societies. 
After every effort had been made to put our- 
selves in correspondence with these Societies, 
<.we could hear of but fourteen who were still at 
work. Then began a vigorous campaign of 
organization, and at the close of the Conven- 
tional year in November, 1886, giving us a 
short 3'ear's work, like the present, the Com- 
mittee reported seventy-four Societies organ- 
ized, making the total number of Societies on 
the books one hundred and fifteen, the forty- 
one Societies reported to us still being retained, 
with the hope that they might yet give signs of 
life. All but the fourteen above mentioned 
were finally struck off, still the number in- 
creased, and in 1887, when our second report 
was made, seventy one more new Societies had 
been added. In the meantime the increase in 
contributions kept pace with the growth in 
numbers. By reference to the reports of the 
Treasurer of the State Convention for the years 
i884-'5, it was found that I500 had been ac- 
knowledged as received from Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies. The first year's report of 



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the Central Committee (November, 1886,) 
showed this amount doubled, the Societies 
having given $1,000.95. The next year(i8S7) 
the increase was nearly as great, the amount 
reported being 11,718.46. But here, for a time, 
the great advance from year to year rested. 
Work went steadily on ; new features were 
added ; the system of reports perfected ; the 
little paper, The Missionary Talk, a faithful 
helper, was begun, a)id carried monthly tidings 
of the mission fields into twelve hundred 
homes, while thousands of mission tracts were 
scattere(i broadcast over the State. 

After a few years' faithful service, MissSallie 
Bailey, (now Mrs. W. N. Jones), who had so 
faithfully filled the office of Corresponding Sec- 
retary of the Central Committee from its organi- 
zation, resigned, her place being taken by Mrs. 
J. A. Briggs, whose past and present faithful- 
ness is known to you all. 

Though apparent growth was not so great in 
the years from 1887 to 1891, the work was cast- 
ing deep roots in the affections of the Baptists 
of North Carolina. Some had feared this 
movement among the women, and more had 
stood aside to see it work itself out. Gradually 
those who had feared became those who en- 
couraged, and those who had been lookers-on 
became those who aided. As our North Caro- 
lina work grew, there was growing up through- 
out the bounds of all the Southern States a de- 
sire for an organization which would embrace 
and unify the work of all the State Central Com- 
mittees of the Southern Baptist churches, and in 



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May, 1888, the organization of the W. M. Union 
was effected. In North Carolina were some 
who fearefl this larger movement, and, leaning 
to the side of prudence and patience, the North 
Carolina Committee waited for the time when 
all should willingly agree to their connection 
with the Union. This time came in May, 1891, 
and since then we have worked in the closest 
sympathy and love with this organization, the 
President of the North Carolina Committee 
having been for four years President also of the 
Union. It is falling short of reasonable hope 
to say that the future destiny of the Union' 




ing for the encouragement of the workers, 
unity of plans and deepening of effort, the 
Woman's Missionary Societies were invited to 
send representatives to a meeting held at the 
same time as the Sunday School Convention, 
which met in Raleigh, March, 1891. Here 
plans were perfected for the First Annual 



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Meeting, held in Goldsboro during the session 
of the Baptist State Convention, November, 
1891. Prosperity was with us. To this first 
meeting the Societies sent up a report of $3, - 
128.14, an increase of more than |2,ooo over 
the previous year. This First Annual Meeting, 
coming as it did in the same year with our con- 
nection with the Union, was an upward turn- 
ing in our history. I will not weary you with 
the statement of each year's increase, which, 
however, I give below for future reference. 
Suffice it to say, that the total of our gifts sum 
to the no small sum of I3] 




Our high-water mark was reached in the re- 
port of 1893, which embodied most of the in- 
crease of contributions caused by the efforts 
of the Centennial Year of Missions. That 
year the Societies lacked only a few dollars 
of giving fo.ooo. Then the waves receded, 
and as yet have not again come quite so high. 



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Since 1891 the work has clianged little in its 
general character, nor would we have it change. 
If Wisdom says the past was good, we would 
react it better in the future. Some things have 
been added, a few left off. While we by no 
means claim perfection for the Central Com- 
mittee plans, its ends seem to us, looking back- 
ward, better served by growth than revolution. 
What that growth has been, these brief memo- 
rial words have sought to tell on this, our de- 
cennial. Let us now consider more particu- 
larly the work of the year just closed. 

A year — a year crowded with golden oppor- 
tunities ! Moments never to be recalled ! How 
have the}^ been spent? This generation of 
ours, the men and women living, breathing, 
growing old with you and me, the generation 
to which you and I must minister if we would 
leave any work to follow us, has kept step 
with us along the narrowing isles to death, the 
grave, eternity, — an eternity of joy or woe. 
Has our year's work tended to lift up heaven- 
ward any of this mighty multitude of the men 
and women of your day and mine? 

Last year when we met in annual session our 
thoughts were turned with deep concern to the 
completion of the Yates Memorial. This work, 
begun with loving, admiring zeal, seemed to 
languish. With anxious hearts and thoughtful 
minds, we took council together how it might 
be brought to full completion. Prayer, and 
even tears, were mingled as we spoke together. 
What wonder, then, that we went away from 
that meeting with a mind to work — and work 



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v>e did, so that ere the first meeting of the 
Southerti Baptist Convention in May the sum 
hoped for — ^1,000 — was more than completed, 
the amount now in hand for this purpose being 
$1,134.27. In the meantime the Christmas Of- 
fering came, and I rejoice to say that this reg- 
ular work was not neglected for the special of- 
fering. Though it failed to reach so large 
an amount as it had done before, I256.28 was 
acknowledged as our Christmas gift to China. 
But was it because the Memorial was not yet 
completed that our contributions to the Week 
of Self-denial for Home Missions lessened ? 
However that may be, there was here a lament- 
able falling off, only I79.48 against $159. 83 of 
the year previous, being reported. The year 
passed on. The Southern Baptist Convention 
convened, and to it was reported a heavy debt 
on our Foreign Mission work. Rarely have I 
seen such concern of spirit as rested on those 
who had this great work in charge. This debt 
must be raised, or its weight would crush the 
work, out of whose imperative needs it had 
arisen. Large contributions were made towards 
it by the Convention, and an urgent appeal was 
brought to the Woman's Missionary Union. 
In response to this appeal, brought home from 
this meeting, more than $200 was given, by a 
few ladies, in most cases active members of our 
Societies. At the meeting of the Union just 
referred to, the Childrens' Mission work be- 
gan, and so well carried forward by Dr. George 
Braxton Taylor, was formally given into its 
hands. This necessitated little change in our 



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North Caroliua plans, as Dr. Taylor's work 
among the Sunbeams in the State had always 
been carried on through the Central Com- 
mittee. The occasion was, however, seized to 
again urge on the W. M. S. the importance 
of organizing the children for mission stud)'. 
All during the summer and fall a gratifying in- 
terest has been shown in this work, and a num- 
ber of children's societies have been formed, 
while many are thinking along this line. To 
such an extent has this work grown that your 
Committee has thought it wise to add to its 
number one who will act as Band Superintend- 
ent, taking, in direct connection with the Com- 
mittee, the correspondence with the Children's 
Missionary Societies, already formed, and the 
encouragment of the formation of others, to- 
gether with the editorship of the Children's 
Corner, the new feature of our Missionary Col- 
unm in the Recorder. It is with great pleasure 
that I give to you the name of our new Band 
Superintendent, Miss Lizzie Briggs, of Raleigh, 
whom I trust you will aid in every way in your 
power in her important and growing work. 

The short Conventional year drew to its close. 
The cry of hard times resounded mournfully on 
every side, and we almost feared to gather up 
the figures of the year for the Annual Report, 
lest they should fall far behind those of last 
year. But we need not have feared. Despite 
hard times, the eleven months' year and all 
beside, we present the year's report with thank- 
fulness. Though five hundred and fifteen dol- 
lars less than last year, this deficiency is more 



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than accounted for by the bearing of the early 
meeting upon a single feature of our work 
— that of box-packing. Boxes to almost the 
number of those packed last year are now in 
course of preparation, but could not yet be 
reported, consequently against boxes to the 
value of $1,338.19, reported last year, our report 
includes only ^451.07 worth of "God'sboxes," as 
they have been well called. Let me call ^'■our 
attention to the fact that our monied contribu- 
tions to Home Missions are the only ones which 
are not larger this year than last. Sisters, 
this ought not so to be. Who shall say which 
is greater. State, Home, or Foreign Missions. 
Like three sisters, they go hand in hand — one 
cannot suffer without the other feeling a kin- 
dred pang. If we seek for souls, what work 
has been more blessed than that of Home Mis- 
sions? Last year our contributions to this 
branch of our work leaped forward to $2,230.72. 
Make this the future measure of our possibili- 
ties and our hopes. 

To sum up that part of the work which falls, 
particularly the President's share, leaving to 
the Corresponding Secretary the further state- 
ment of monies received, I report: 



New Societies organized 48 

Quarterly letters 1,075 

Other letters i,i57 

Postals 91 

Leaflets, etc., distributed 6,831 



Besides this, the Woman's Missionary Column 
in the Recorder has been edited^ Much aid 



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has been rendered and grateful mention is 
made of Miss Lizzie Hicks, who has taken 
taken charge of the mailing of literature. 

The report of the year's work would be in- 
complete did it not refer to the work of Vice- 
Presidents of the Associations, of whom we now 
have eight: Mrs. H. B. Duffy, Mrs. S. M. Rob- 
bins, Mrs. A. J. Ellis, Mrs. H. P. Markham, 
Mrs. Frank Bennett, Mrs. H. T. Chapin, Miss 
Ivaura Lazenby, Miss Grace Brown. The suc- 
cess attending the work, especially of Mrs. 
Frank Bennett in the Pee Dee Association, and 
Miss Grace Brown in the West Chowan, has 
been especially marked, though much hard 
work has gone to make every forward step. 

And what of the future? As was said in the 
last Annual Report, so now I say, T come with 
no new plans. I only ask that into the old tried 
ways may be put more of heart and life, filled 
and animated by the Divine Spirit. For the 
new year I would plead for more personal work 
for missions — not merely the giving of money, 
but the giving of self. While still there remain 
any near us, be their color or nationality what 
it may, who need the blessed news of salvation 
and have or heed it not, we are God-commis- 
sioned missionaries. See that we neglect not 
him who calleth. In Psalms 68: ii, as the New 
Version reads, is given the ideal of all Woman's 
Missionary Societies: "The Lord giveth the 
word : the woman that publish the tidings are 
a great host." God has given the word. It is our 
to tell it out; ours to lift up to the world Christ 
" evidently crucified among them." The world 



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waits, longing for a Saviour. The wild dwell- 
ers of the Egyptian desert spring to arms when 
it is said the Messiah of their tribe has come; 
the Indians of our western plains turn ever to 
the east looking for a promised deliverer. They 
worship, hoping, they know not what. We 
know our Lord— the Incarnate Word. Shall 
we not publish to them Him who has come to 
loose the captive and give peace to every long- 
ing soul? Ten thousand captives' pardon, free- 
dom and healing, lies within our hands; can we, 
or dare we, withhold from them the glad tidings 
our Saviour died to bring? 

Fannie B. S. Heck. 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Secretary of the Central 
Committee, submitted the following report, read 
by Miss Rosa Broughton: 

The Annual Report of the Woman'' s Central 
Committee, i8g6. 

Atlantic Association — 

Pollocksville % 27 78 

Goldsboro ... 86 55 

Kinston 65 54 

Newbern 33 66 

Tabernacle, Newbern ir 70 

Sunbeams, Kinston 781 

Vandamere 3 50 

Sunbeams, Goldsboro 15 00 

Beaufort 5 00 

Strabane 2 00 



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Beulah Association— 

Trinity _ 8 60 

Yanceyville 7 08 

Reidsville . 33 75 

BI.ADEN Association— 

Galleed 14 25 

Capk Fkar Association — 

Southport 2 01 

Cedar Creek Association — 

Hope Mills 12 49 

Bladen Union 2 00 

CentraIv Association — 

Wake Forest 147 94 

Youngsville 33 37 

Mt. Vernon 28 10 

Perry's Chapel 9 55 

First Church, Raleigh 302 81 

Sunbeams, Wake Forest 24 90 

Forestville 22 03 

Yates' Band, Raleigh 5 00 

Sunbeams, Youngsville 2 76 

Rolesville -— 2 21 

Young People, Franklinton 3 50 

Sunbeams, Rolesville 10 00 

Bayboro 9 00 

Chowan Association— 

Reynoldson 12 97 

Elizabeth City 27 00 

Sunbeams, Elizabeth City i 25 



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Sawyer's Creek i6 25 

Middle Swamp 5 00 

Chowan Church i 86 

Coi^uMBus Association — 

Whiteville 25 94 

Sunbeams, Whiteville - 2 59 

Eastern Association— 

First Church, Wilmington 36 72 

Bear Marsh 4 50 

Young People, Magnolia 9 50 

Warsaw 12 25 

Mt. Olive 33 94 

Sunbeams, Clinton 5 00 

Clinton . .. 2 So 

F1.AT River Association — 

Sunbeams, Oxford 7 00 

Maggie Nutt Society, Oxford 71 87 

Sunbeams, Roxboro 17 40 

Oxford 14 00 

French Broad Association— 

Mars' Hill 4 90 

Green River Association— 

Rutherfordton 45 18 

Marion 14 66 

IviBERTY Association— 

Lexington 12 80 

Thomasville 13 80 

I,iTTi,E River Association — 

Friendship 2 15 



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Mt. Zion Association — 

Burlingtou 17 55 

First Church, Durham 68 25 

Second Church, Durham 7 20 

Red Mountain . 50 

Chapel Hill 17 00 

Mt. Pisgah 10 20 

Bell's 5 28 

Mt. Gilead 5 66 

Montgomery Association— 

Bethel - - - - - . - 7 25 

A Lady, Allenton Ferry .• 10 00 

King's Mountain Association — 

Ladies, Shelby - 12 00 

MECKI.ENBURG AND CaBARRUS ASSOCIATION — 

Tryon Street Charlotte 116 30 

Young People, Charlotte, Tryon St 64 75 

Olivet 29 60 

Concord ._. 4 00 

Pilot Mountain Association — 

Mt. Airy 26 70 

Leaksville 26 70 

First Church, Winston 28 15 

Sunbeams, Broad Street, Winston 27 50 

Sunbeams, First Church, Winston 10 00 

Young Ladies, Winston 10 00 

Mrs. Brown's S. S. Class, Winston 10 00 

Pee Dee Association — 

Roberdel 13 68 

North Wadesboro 49 76 



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Mt. Beulah 5 27 

Spring Hill Church 2 15 

Spring Hill, W. M. S -- 68 78 

Lilesvilie __. _ 4 75 

Morven _ ^. 6 55 

Rockingham ^- — 27 53 

Sunbeams, Rockingham 5 53 

South Wadesboro- 2 80 

Lauriuburg 127 27 

Sunbeams, Morven 2 46 

Pee Dee Church i 45 

Tabernacle, Wadesboro - 50 

Ladies, Wadesboro 13 00 

Piedmont Association — 

Sunbeams Greensboro 4 00 

Greensboro . 98 25 

Liberty 6 40 

Sunbeams, Liberty 5 74 

Young Ladies, South Greensboro 25 50 

Macedonia i 80 

Sunbeams, Macedonia 35 

RAI.EIGH Association— 

Mt. Moriah- 2 00 

Mt. Hermon 4 10 

^^Hepzibah 8 82 

Sunbeams, Apex 30 00 

Apex 44 26 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 5 27 

Holly Springs 12 75 

Sunbeams, Fayetteville St. Church 

Raleigh 7 64 

Tabernacle 150 61 



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Cary .-_ 6 80 

Sunbeams, Kphesus- 27 91 

Clayton 15 37 

Garners . 17 35 

Wakefield 10 00 

Ephesus I 00 

Morrisville 5 09 

Robeson Association — 

Pleasant Hill 5 60 

Back Swamp _ 31 18 

Saddle Tree 13 41 

Fayetteville . - i r 00 

Rennert 9 22 

Cedar Grove i 30 

Raft Swamp 23 20 

Big Branch 6 00 

Lumberton 79 33 

Spring Hill 6 39 

rvlaxton 18 30 

Antioch 14 91 

Long Branch 5 68 

Sunbeams, Lumberton 7 76 

Judson r 50 

Tolarsville 4 10 

Sandy Creek Association— 

Jonesboro 13 62 

May's Chapel Hill - 800 

Siler City 2 65 

Sunbeams, Siler City 2 88 

Pittsboro 20 71 

Aberdeen 47 33 

Sunbeams, Aberdeen 2 78 

Carthage 18 10 



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South River Association — 

Salem . - 13 00 

South Yadkin Association— 

Slatesville 12 60 

Union Association — 

Mission Workers, Monroe- 15 45 

Beaver Dam 15 00 

Marsh ville 13 80 

Sandy Run Association— 

Henrietta 14 00 

Tar River Association — 

Henderson 73 91 

Sunbeams, Henderson 10 50 

Littleton 27 55 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck 3 15 

Sunbeams, Rocky Mount 27 50 

Poplar Springs 20 75 

Red Bud 5 47 

Weldon . 3 00 

Scotland Neck 72 18 

Maple Springs 13 05 

Warren Plains 4 30 

Sunbeams, Warren Plains 2 70 

Suttons . - . — 6 00 

West Chowan Association — 

Mt. Tabor 26 98 

Sunbeams, Murfreesboro 15 31 

Pine Forest — 10 33 

Mt. Carmel 4 00 



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Elam 28 50 

Union 2 50 

Roanoke 4 90 

Buckhorn 2[ 95 

Holly Grove 7 70 

Ladies of Aulander — 10 00 

Cashie - - - - -. 8 00 

Pleasant Grove -- i 05 

Seaboard 12 92 

Bethlehem 10 00 

No Association Given— 

Infant Class, Farmington - 3 50 

Mrs. Dr. Rogers i 00 

S. S., Bethlehem 5 00 

Mrs. W. C. Petty . 6 00 

Miss C. Fuller 2 25 

Miss M. Neal i 00 

Mrs. Gunter i 00 

Mrs. Curtis _-. 50 

Mrs. Freeman 50 

Miss lyillie 2 00 

Oregon Church 2 10 

Miss Darden i 60 

A ladv, Winston 10 

Miss Harrel 4 00 

Miss Vann i 00 

Mrs. Wheeler 5 00 

Shiloh 4 00 

Miss Darden i 00 

Miss Gatling i 00 

Miss Joyner 25 

Miss Jessup . i 00 

Mrs. Muril i 00 



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Fort Barnwell i oo 

Mrs. Gore 15 00 

Mrs, Edwards 20 00 

Mrs. Skinner 5 00 

Mrs. Bell 5 00 

Mrs. Baxter 5 00 

Mrs. Stroud -- 3 75 

Mrs. Gra3'Son .5 00 

Mrs. Fousbee - 5 00 

Mrs. Aydlett- 5 00 

Mrs. VanDeventer 5 00 

Mrs. Morehead 5 00 

Mrs. White 5 00 

Mrs Vance 5 01 

Mrs. Wooten - 73 

Mrs. Dowd 10 00 

Mrs. Covington 25 00 

Mrs. Bagley . . 5 00 

Mrs. Frank Shields 5 00 

Mrs. W. J. Allen i 00 

Mrs. Ramsaur 5 00 

Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions $1,187 ^8 

Christmas Offering 256 28 

Yates Fund 728 72 

Total Foreign Missions-- $2,172 18 

Home Missions $ 418 90 

Value of Boxes 395 46 

Self-denial 79 48 

Total Home Misssions.- $ 893 84 



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State Missions $ 51894 

State Mission Boxes 33 00 

Total for State Missions- $ 55: 94 

Orphanage $ 52 iS 

Value of Boxes 37 00 

Total for Orphanage $ 8g iS 

Education 15 25 

Ministerial . . 13 25 

Expense Fund i 95 

Total . --43737 59 

Supplementary Report. 

^ Leaksville $ 34 42 

-t First Church, Winston 5 00 

4 Durham .- 10 00 

^ Raft Swamp 9 <So 

4 Sunbeams, Morven - - i 00 

•* Morven - 3 00 

i Middle Swamp 7 00 

=• Tabernacle, Newbern 3 10 

t Lumberton -. 55 6r 

Sunbeams, Lumberton 26 50 

^Sunbeams, Ephesus 3 00 

Smyrna -. 5 00 

New Bethany . 2 00 

«f»kac k 1 n'gTiara 2 00 

\ Long Branch 3 00 

«^Kinston 5 00 

^Pittsboro 6 60 



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-j, Oxford - -- 6 70 

J Sunbeams, Oxford i 00 

1 Olivet --- 7 00 

Jojlo^d — 50 

■^gi^iMTiayr .-- -- 335 

fConcord 3 12 

fMt. Tabor 7 40 

>First Church, Wilmington 15 35 

^Rdd§ij.ille - - I 65 

Roanoke . - - 2 25 

Divided as follows: 

State Missions $ 59 74 

Foreign Missions — 43 57 

Home Missions - 20 51 

Value Boxes, Home Missions 55 61 

Orphanage 7 00 

Value of Boxes for Orphanage 43 92 



Total $230 35 

Grand Totals. 

Foreign Missions . -|i,230 75 

Christmas Offering 256 28 

Yates Fund 728 72 

Total for Foreign Missions |2,2i5 75 

Home Missions % 439 41 

Value of Boxes 451 07 

Self-denial Fund - 79 48 

Total for Home Missions— | 969 96 



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state Missions $ 57S 68 

Value of Boxes 33 00 

Total for State Missions--- $ 611 68 

Orphanage $ 59 18 

Value of Boxes 80 93 

Total for Orphanage $ 140 10 

Education $ 15 25 

Relief Fund 13 25 

Expense Fund i 95 

Grand Total . $3,967 94 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Cor. Sec. C. C. 

One specially precious and helpful feature 
of the meeting was a ten minute prayer and 
praise service held each session. 

Dr. Whitsitt, of the Theological Seminary, 
Louisville, Ky., was introduced and spoke, re- 
questing the women to use their influence to 
send young ministers to the Seminary. 

Only reports from Societies who had repre- 
sentatives present were read. 

Miss Liddell, Tryon Street Church, Char- 
lotte: "We promised that this year should 
show better work than last. We have in a 
measure fulfilled that promise. We have suf- 
fered a heavy loss this year by the death of our 
beloved pastor, Rev. Dr. Pritchard, who was 
ever a friend of missions. Contributions to all 
purposes the past year, 1147.50." 

Mrs, Harvey Crist, First Church, Winston, 
reported an increased interest in missions. 



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Sunbeams, First Church, Winston, contrib- 
uted to missions during the year, ^20. 

Miss Rosa Broughton, Tabernacle, Raleigh, 
reports renewed interest in their Societ}', new 
members being enrolled at almost every meet- 
ing. A Sunbeam Society has been organized. 
Society pledged $80, and almost doubled it. 
Increased its pledge to ^100 this year. 

Miss Minnie Miller, Young Ladies' Society, 
First Church, Winston: ''We organized our 
Society January, 1896. Have 18 members. All 
much interested in the work." 

Mrs. J. W. Carter, First Church, Raleigh, 
said : "The W. M. S. Society did much work 
besides that directly to missions in aiding the 
poor of the city. Its total contributions this 
year were $562.50, of which $302.81 had been 
reported through the Central Committee for 
Home, vState and Foreign Missions. The an- 
nual box to a Home Missionary was this year 
valued at I75." 

The Societies sent reports: Yates Mission 
Band (Children's Society) First Church, Ral- 
eigh. This Society had added some city work 
to its regular mission study and giving. The 
interest of its members have not decreased. 
Total contributions, I27.95. 

W. M. S., Ivumberton : Ten new members 
have been added during the year. Looking 
back upon the year's work it seems good, con- 
sidering the sickness and misfortunes of some 
of the members. Total report, $141.09. 

Young Ladies, Greensboro: Society only a 
year old. Members, twenty. During the year 



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have contributed to Yates Memorial Fund, Self- 
denial Fund, Foreign, State and City Missions. 

Young Ladies, Charlotte : Members twenty. 
Contributions, |62.66. 

W. M. S., Salem, South River Association : 
Began in March, 1896, with sixteen members. 
We now number thirty. While giving for mis- 
sions we had done mission work in our imme- 
diate neighborhood, and while aiding the poor 
have also endeavored to bring the unsaved to 
Christ. Som.e of our sweetest moments have 
been found in this work. 

W. M. S., Kiuston : Our Society has increased 
its contributions in money this year, and there 
is more interest in the work. Our box to the 
Frontier Missionary is now in course of prepa- 
ration. 

W. M. S , Wake Forest: Our average attend- 
ance is twenty. The interest is unabating, and 
the members manifest enthusiasm in the work. 
Contributions this year, 1173,40. 

The session closed by singing "More Love 
to Thee." 



Thursday, 3 p. m. 
Session opened with devotional exercises 
conducted by Mrs. Laura Winston, of Morgan - 
ton, after which Dr. Willingham addressed the 
ladies. He said he would refresh them with 
three cups of tea— Think, Toil, Talk He also 
spoke of the Yates Memorial, and suggested 
Bro. Britton, a true, earnest, consecrated man, 
as one fitted to be our Memorial Missionary. 



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Questions were asked by the members of the 
meeting. Further discussion of Yates Memo- 
rial Missionary was left over till Friday morn- 
ing. 

Mrs. Carter conducted a prayer and praise 
service Expressions of praise and thankful- 
ness were given by several ladies. 

Miss Heck then offered the following resolu- 
tions of respect, which were adopted : 

Remembering with love and affection the 
ever-ready aid, council and sympathy given to 
the organized Woman's Work of Missions in 
North Carolina by Dr. Thomas H. Pritchard, 
we, the representatives of the W. M. Societies 
of the Baptist Churches of North Carolina, as- 
sembled in annual session, do — 

Resolve, That in his rem.oval from service to 
glory our work has lost a warm and loved friend, 
the remembrance of whose hopes for large and 
ever increasing service by the women in the 
extension of God's kingdom at home and 
abroad, shall be to us a continual incentive to 
renewed efforts for God and humanity. 

A paper on "The Children of the Church," 
by Miss Applewhite, of Greensboro, was read 
by Mrs, Hight C. Moore, of Monroe. 

Miss Roxie Sheets, of Lexington, spoke of 
"How to Increase Mission Funds." 

Mrs. Harvey Crist, of Winston, told some- 
thing of the " Hows in Home Missions." 

Session adjourned. 



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Friday Morning, io o'clock. 

Miss Licldell conducted devotional exercises. 

Miss Fannie Heck read Miss Laura Lazenby's 
paper, "The Society's Duty to State Missions, '* 
to which she added an earnest appeal that more 
attention be ^iven on the part of the Societies 
to State Missions, and that more be done for 
this cause Mrs. Carter also added impressive 
words on this subject. 

The subject of sending Mr. Britton as the 
Yates Memorial Missionary was discussed. By 
consent of meeting the matter was left in the 
hands of the Executive Committee, with power 
to act. 

Rev. J. E. White, Raleigh, conducted a short 
praise service, after which he made an earnest 
and urgent appeal for State Missions, thanked 
the ladies for their help in the past and said 
they must now help as never before. 

At the conclusion of Mr. White's address the 
following resolution, which was adopted, was 
offered by Mrs. Crist: 

Resolved, That the Woman's Missionary So- 
cieties of North Carolina be asked to give this 
year |2,50oto Foreign Missions, $2,000 to Home 
Missions, and $1,500 to State Missions. 

Mrs. Carter spoke of missions to our next- 
door neighbors. A discussion as to the advisa- 
bility of urging work among the destitute of 
our towns and cities and country neighbor- 
hoods upon the Societies followed. Some ad- 
ditions to the Quarterly Report, by which these 
efforts could be summed up, was suggested. 



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Miss Ividdell spoke of "Hopes and Work for 
iS96-'97." To her it seemed that larger things 
must come from larger self-giving. Her clos- 
ing remarks were these: "Our hope for this 
year is, that all the Societies here represented 
may pray with more faith and work viith more 
zeal until the ideal of Woman's Missionary 
Union is attained — a Society in every church 
aud every woman a member." 

After prayers by different ones, and singing, 
"God be with you till we meet again," this 
pleasant and helpful meeting adjourned to meet 
m Oxford, December, 1897. 



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Recommendations of the Foreign and Home 
Mission Boards of the S. B. C. to the Woman's 
Missionary Union. 

FOREIGN BOARD. 

1. That the Christmas Offering for 1896 be de-* 
voted to China, that wondrous open door of 
God's Providence for our generation. 

2. That the Societies make an effort to raise 
for Foreign Missions ^30,000. 

3. That special effort be made to give greater 
success than ever before to Missionary Day, in 
connection with the Sunday School Board. 

4. That the Woman's Missionary Union de- 
vise plans for taking up and conducting the 
Sunbeam Work, which has been turned over to 
the Board by Rev. Geo. Braxton Taylor. 

5. That the Societies of the Union make 
earnest efforts to press the claims and increase 
the circulation of thtl/lfission fournal. 

HOME MISSION BOARD. 

1. The Home Mission Board asks that the 
Woman's Mission Societies make an effort to 
raise for its work during the Conventional year 
i896-'97, thirty thousand dollars, one-half in 
cash to aid in paying the salaries of our mis- 
sionaries, and the other half in boxes of sup- 
plies for those of them upon the frontier. 

2. We invite special attention to the work 
among the colored women and children in and 
about our homes. While the two Baptist Home 
Mission organizations of America are co-operat- 



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ing to elevate this race, no more helpful work 
can be done than may be done by the Baptist 
women of the South for the moral and intel- 
lectual improvement of these women. On this 
all true progress depends. There is placed 
before us an open door. May many enter it to 
engage in this Christ-like work. 

3. The Board renews its earnest solicitation 
that the wants of our foreign population, Mexi- 
cans, Germans, Freuch, Chinese, Indians and 
the struggling Cubans may receive special favor 
from the Baptist women of the South. Let not 
our cities become as some of the great cities of 
this and other Continents, nor our rural dis- 
tricts as some sections of the country where our 
Christian Sabbath is set at naught. 

4. The Board suggests that the Mission Socie- 
ties take special interest in the Mission Journal 
of the Convention, and also in Kind Words and 
Our Young People' s Leader. These are helpful 
to every department of our mission work, and 
we v^^ould gladly see their circulation greatly 
increased. 

5. Gratefully acknowledging the liberal help 
the Board has received in past years from the 
Week of Self-Denial, we earnestly ask for its 
observance in the interest of our Home Mission 
Work during the coming year. 



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WORK OF HOME MISSION BOARD. 

Places. — Every Southern vState and Terri- 
tory and Cuba, 

Peoples. — Americans, Indians, Chinese, Cu- 
bans, Mountain People, Negroes, Germans, 
French, and other foreigners. 

Purpose. — That ever}' creature within the 
bounds of the Southern States and Cuba shall 
hear the Word of the Lord. 

Progress. — Missionaries in 1882, 36 ; in 1896, 
411. Contributions in 1882, |i8,i2o; in 1896, 
|75 927.54. Baptisms in 1882, 119; in 1896, 
5,617. Received by baptisms and letters from 
1882 to 1892, 67.169. Churches built, 1882 to 
1892, 640. Baptist increase in the South from 
■450,000 to 2,500,000 in fifty years. 

Promptings. — In Missouri there are 800,000 
Germans among whom the Board is doing the 
only Baptist work. The Negroes of the South 
number 7,000,000. The Mountain people are said 
to number 400,000. In the island of Cuba we 
have 24 missionaries and 2,698 members, but the 
whole island is open and our work has only 
begun. Out of 100 patients in the Havana 
Baptist Hospital 30 became Christians. 



3^ 

MINUTES 

2-- OF THE 

Seventh Annual Meeting 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

Baptist State Convention of Nortii Carolina, 

HELD IN THE 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OXFORD, 
December 10th and 11th. 



RALE,IGH, N. C. 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Seventh Annual Meeting 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 

HELD IN THE 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, OXFORD, 
December 10th and 11th. 



RALEIGH, N. C. 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS. 
1898. 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S., and 
through them the mission cause, will be 
greatly advanced by an annual meeting, we, 
their representatives, organize with the fol- 
lowing 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S. of the 
Baptist Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one rep- 
resentaitve from each Society, (with four ad- 
ditional representatives from the local So- 
ciety), one adult female representative from 
each Mission Band in correspondence with 
the Central Committee. Members of the 
Central Committee shall be members by 
right of olfice. All other members of Socie- 
ties shall be welcome visitors, but only rep- 
resentatives shall be entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to 
discuss and recommend plans for the fur- 
therance of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same 
city, and at the same time, as the Baptist 
State Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two 
Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, 
elected by ballot at the first annual session. 



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6. Representatives from seven Societies 
shall constitute a quorum. 

7. The ijrogramme of the .meetings shall 
be prepared by a joint committee of the 
Central Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by 
a two thirds vote of the representatives pres- 
ent at a regular annual meeting, three 
months' notice of desired change having 
been given the Central Committee. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Seventh Annual Meeting of the Wo- 
man's Missionary Societies, auxihary to the 
Baptist State Convention, convened in the 
Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Friday, De- 
cember 10, 1897, at 9.30 o'clock. Miss Fannie 
E. S. Heck, Raleigh, conducted opening de- 
votional exercises, in which Miss Draughan, 
Miss Brown, Mrs. Battle, Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. 
Murchison, and others, took part. 

Mrs. F. P. Hobgood, Oxford, made ad- 
dress of welcome, to which Mrs. J. C. Mur- 
chison, of Greensboro, responded. 

The following delegates were enrolled: * 

Miss E. A. Draughan, Kinston; Mrs. F. M. 
Meadows, Oxford; Miss Roxie Sheets, Lex- 
ington; Mrs. A. J. Ellis, West End, Raleigh; 
Mrs. W. B. Shaw, Henderson; Mrs. J. A. 
Grrayson, Rutherfordton; Miss Grace Brown, 
Miirfreesboro ; Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Greens- 
boro; Mrs. J. E. White, Cary; Miss Maud 
Reid, Tabernacle, Raleigh; Miss M. W. 
Lockett, Yancey ville; Mrs. W. O. Allen, 
Wake Forest; Miss Edna J. Hudson, Maggie 
Nutt Society, Oxford; Mrs. H. L. Grant, 
Goldsboro ; Miss E. Jennie Long, Sunbeams, 
Rockingham; Mrs. P. W. Johnson, Wake 
Forest ; Mrs. J. C. Phelps, Weldon ; Mrs. D. 



* Should any names be omitted, it is owing to the un- 
fortunate misplacing of official list of delegates. 



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L. King', Leaksville; Mrs. T. H. Cannaday, 
Oxford; Mrs. J. PaUerson, Youngsville ; Miss 
Dorky Pennington, Albemarle; Miss Lessie 
Green, Wakefield; Mrs. Samuel A. Howard, 
Ora; Miss Lola Jackson, Maplesville; Mrs. 
A. A. Butler, Franklinton; Mrs. D. Rich, 
First ('hmcli, Winston; Mrs. HightC. Moore, 
Monroe; Miss Susan W. G. Clark, Young 
Ladies' Society, First Cliurcli, Raleigh ; Miss 
Nettie Elmore, Sunbeams, Henderson ; Miss 
Addie Daniels, Lystra; Mrs. L. Yf. Battle, 
Sunbeams, First Church, Durham; Miss 
Mary Lemay, Island Creek; Miss Mary Rob- 
erson ; Mrs. T. H. Briggs, First Church, Ral- 
eigh; Mrs. R. D. Caldwell, Lumberton; Miss 
Riggsbee, Young Ladies, Durham; Miss 
Minnie Upchurcli, Raleigh Tabernacle; Miss 
Julia M. D. Knott, Hesters' Churclij Miss 
Cora Patrick, Rockingham; Mrs. W. A. 
Lane, Monroe; Mrs. J. R. Boykin, Wilson; 
Mrs. T. T. White, Elizabeth City; Miss Cor- 
nie Pettv, Rockingham ; Miss F. E. S. Heck, 
Raleigh; Miss Elhe Macon; Mrs. W. C. Ty- 
ree, W. M. S., Durham, Mrs. J. L. Allen, 
Forestville. 

A number of visitors from Societies were 
present, but as each Society is entitled to 
only one delegate, only names of delegates 
are recorded. 

Mrs. F. M. Meadows, Oxford, was called 
to the chair and presided during the election 
of officers, which" resulted as follows: Presi- 
dent, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, Raleigh; First 
Vice-President, Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Raleigh; 



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Second Vice-President, Mrs. F. P. Hobgood, 
Oxford; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Hancock, 
Oxford; Treasurer, Mrs. F. M. Meadows, 
Oxford. 

As President of the Woman's Central Com- 
mittee, Miss Heck made her annual address, 
as follows : 

ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

As each year, dear fellow laborers, I am 
called on to sum up our twelve months' work 
in an annual address, I feel as one set on a 
watch-tower to report to the toilers below, not 
what she has done, but what she sees being 
done ; who, I'^oking here and there, sees this 
group of workers advancing, this one lagging, 
the work as a whole progressing or falling 
back, the foes lurking on the borders, the 
signs of promise in the sky. 

You have set me in the watch tower, and 
it is for me to tell the signs of the times as 
from my eyrie I survey your work, not mine. 

Let me first remind you that God speaks 
through the history of each year. Our ears 
are far too dull to catch each word and 
meaning ; we hear, but only say, like the dull- 
eared Jevv^s around the Saviour, " It thun- 
ders " — 'tis nothing but the trend of time, 
the ordinary course of events. 

It is trite to call this the woman's century. 
But if it is, who made it so ? Did it come by 
chance? Who rules the centuries and shapes 
them towards the final universal triumph of 
His Son? It is true we have come far in this 



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hundred years — far from where the gifted 
Fannie Burney trembled lest her friends 
should discover her sin in knowing a HI tie 
Latin, or from the beautiful Marie Antoinette 
whose spelling so distressed her Empress 
mother. It remained, however, for a mission- 
ary in America, and a Baptist, fearless in 
the might of the Almighty, strong in eternal 
strength, to step out into the larger sphere 
of work for God and humanity, to thrill the 
world by her fortitude and heroism, to show 
Christian women their ministry to women, 
and call them to follow in her footsteps, which 
followed close in those of Him v/ho went 
about doing good. To Ann Judson more than 
any other woman must we accord the glory, 
little thought of by her, of opening up this 
centurj^ of woman's Christian progress. In- 
stead of her whose weary body was laid to 
rest beneath the lonely nopia — tree of hope 
— seventy years ago, six thousand Christian 
women to-day tell forth the Grospel story in 
every heathen clime, w^hile standing back of 
them with prayers and gifts, if need be, sac- 
rifice and tears, are seventy-five great wo- 
men's organizations, like our own Woman's 
Missionary Union, whose united income 
reaches more than two millions each year. 
Has God no meaning in this? Is He not call- 
ing with a voice more loud than even the 
angels' voices on the Saviour's natal morn, 
to us. His daughters, to take up that morn- 
ing's glad refrain and send resounding 
round this sin-deafened world, the glad, good 



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cry, " Peace on earth, good will towards men, 
for unto you is born a Saviour which is 
Christ the Lord?" 

Shall we have no part in this chorus, no 
voice in the mighty, earth -en circling praise 
which shall go up from every tongue, in every 
land? No, we ha ve a part, our voices join 
the swelling song. God grant we sing in 
tune with the beat of heavenly time, nor 
faster, slower than He would, atune our lives 
unto His glorious widening anthem. First, 
then, from my watch-tower I would report 
many and great signs of progress. 

Do all signs point this way? I was startled 
some time ago to receive a tract entitled, 
"The Decline of Missionary Enthusiasm." 
I had never thought of it thus. The writer 
questioned if, while there is more general in- 
terest in missions, more knowledge of their 
needs, more general giving to them, there 
was that glowing, burning, consuming en- 
thusiasm for their progress and success that 
marked the pioneers in this work, those who 
hewed out the paths along which tread the 
missionary organization in this country and 
missionary work in the regions beyond. 
While numbers have increased, has the en- 
thusiasm of each member of the increasing 
host declined? Do we hang entranced on 
the accounts of missionary labors as our fore- 
fathers did? Would we lean over the plain, 
black bound " Life of Ann Judson " as our 
grandmothers, did far into the night? In an 
admirable paper read before a large meeting 
some weeks ago the writer said: " I fear that 



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some, after subscribing for the "Mission Jour- 
nal," forget to read it." Has there been no 
dechne in enthusiasm when this is so? The 
missionary principle having been planted, 
we follow its gfov/th placidly, giving easily, 
praying quietly, thinking more of missions 
but knowing little of the missionaries. A 
principle may be planted and become a 
sturdy growth upon which the whole life 
leans and clings. Enthusiasm is a lire that 
demands (jonstant fuel. Who can doubt that, 
if in the breast of each of the great host who 
have now allied themselves for missions there 
burned that steady enthusiasm which 
warmed into flame the zeal of the few sup- 
porters of missions in tiie early days of the 
century, this world w^ould be full of the 
knowledge of God before the coming cen- 
tury wa,3 twenty years on its way? There 
are two kinds of fuel needed for this mis- 
sionary fire — the words of Christ and the 
works of His missionary followers, touched 
into flame by the life-giving breath of the 
Holy Spirit. Love of Christ and knowledge 
of Him as He is manifesting Himself in bless- 
ings on His followers or triumphing through 
their lives, must unite to form true mis- 
sionary enthusiasm. In my opinion we have 
methods enough and enough interested 
thr( ugh these methods to speedily convert 
the world if all were but fired with holy zeal. 
It is said that three hundred heathen women 
depend for their knowledge of salvation on 
each Christian v^^oman. For such a stupen- 
dous task we need the strength and enthu- 



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siasiii that (jfod alone can impart, but with 
it, it were not a hopeless task for each before 
her own life's close to feel assured that 
through her efforts her three hundred had 
at least heard. 

Progress there is on every hand. From my 
watch tower I would only sound this note of 
warning, less we count our members rather 
lhan our spirit. History teaches one un- 
mistakable lesson from all armies it is 
the spirit, rather than numbers or discipline 
which decides upon whose banners victory 
shall perch. 

Time would fail me to speak of the won- 
derful progress I descry in mission fields — a 
growth that far outstrips the increase on our 
gifts, for Christ ever multiplies the loaves 
we give into his hands to feed the hungry 
thousands. We give the m eans to plant the 
seed; He multiplies that seed some thirty, 
some sixty, some an hundredfold. But I<?an- 
not even make mention of this. Look each on 
for yourself, and see and wonder and praise. 
Add, as I have said, the fuel of a world wide 
knowledge of missions to your mission zeal. 

Bat these, you say, are world signs. What 
of our own particular field, our own division 
of God's work — the V/oman's Mission work 
in the Baptist churches of North Carolina? 
Is there progress there? Yes, much, and 
promise of yet more. In my last annual re- 
port I reviewed the growth made in the 
work of the Woman's Missionary Societies of 
our State from the appointment of the Wo 
man's Central Committee in 1886. I need 

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not now go o>'er this history further than to 
say that from fourteen Societies to our pres 
ent number, from a contribution of $500 the 
year before the Committee's appointment to 
our report to-day, is progress so great that 
we can but say, behold what God hath 
wrought. We would not have dared to ask 
so much when this work was begun as has 
now come to us. 

Having so recently taken the longer review 
of our work, let me, from my outlook, con 
fine myself to the questions, what progress 
have we made this year and what are the 
signs for the opening year? 

There has been much advance along many 
lines this last twelve months, and many signs 
full of hope for the months to come. Let me 
enumerate them in order. 

Turn with me to the opening of the year 
that now is near its close. First, then, we 
find we began our work with an increased 
number of Associational Vice-Presidents. 
Last year we had but eight.. Twenty ladies 
in as many associations now fill this im 
portant position, many of whom have 
rendered effectual aid in the work. One, 
alas, of the members whose name appeared 
among this list is no more with us. In leav- 
ing earth for heaven, Mrs. Hug-h P. Mark 
ham, Vice President of the Tdt. Zion Associa- 
tion, left an example of faithfulness in sick 
ness and in pain, worthy to be emulated by 
every fellow Vice President and by every 
worker of every degree. 



Through the Vice Presidents much corre- 
spondence has been done outside of that of 
the Central Committee, many visits to or- 
ganize and encourage Societies has been 
made, and through the efforts of these ladies, 
a larger number of Association Missionary 
Meetings than ever before were held this 
fall. As each of these olHcers present vvill 
present a report of her work, I will not dwell 
further upon this feature of progress, ex- 
cept to say that in this branch, marked ad- 
vance has been made, and in it lies one of the 
brightest signs of our future. 

At the saiiie time these ladies were ap- 
pointed, Miss L. jN". Briggs became Band Su- 
perintendent, a new officer in a new office. 
But officer and office have demonstrated be 
yond a doubt their fitness the one for the 
other, and the importance of the work to 
be done by the officer in the office. Under 
Miss Briggs' untiring efforts, the Bands have 
increased in number, interest and contribu- 
tions; but as she will follow me in a report 
of her especial department, I will let this 
work also, speak for itself. Can we doubt 
that here is faithful promise for future en- 
largement? Ah ! who can measare the prom- 
ise of truth when planted in the fertile soil 
of a childish heart. Plant the truth, that 
Christ came to save the world through the 
faithfulness of His followers, in the hearts of 
the boys and girls alike, alike I say, and 
would emphasize the word, for far too often 
we forget the boys content if we can interest 
and train the girls— and then, if summoned 



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to lay down your life, go content to know 
your good work will live and multiply, 
spread, deepen and widen to the outer verge 
of time. 

Scarcely had we reached our homes from 
the last annual meeting until our thoughts 
turned to the Christmas offering, to China 
and the Week of Pra,yer for missions, ob- 
served in the opening year. Whether the 
number of those v^ho observed the latter 
greatly increased or not I cannot say. I 
think and hope there was increase in this as 
in the Christmas offering, which rose to a 
sum a little larger than ever before in our 
history; reaching $381 ; this being an increase 
of a hundred and twenty -five dollars over 
the year before. A much more remarkable 
advance was that in the result of the Week 
of Self-denial for Home Missions. The cus- 
tom of observing such a week is but three 
years old. In the first year the Societies re- 
ported as the result of their giving up for 
Christ's sake, a hundred and fifty-nine dol 
lars; the next year they dropped back to 
seventy-nine dollars. This year they re- 
ported -$871. 57, an increase of very nearly three 
hundred dollars. Was this that they were 
so much richer? Yes, richer in the grace of 
giving. Later in the year. Mission Day in 
the Sunday Schools was observed, largely 
through the influence of the Societies. 

Incomplete, indeed would be a revicAV of our 
work without an attempt to sum up some 
growth in riches that cannot be computed 



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in earthly coinage — the growth in self giving 
and in knowledge. 

Last year we plead for a new department 
of work, which, for want of a better 
name we called neighhorhood missions 
—work among the sick, the poor, the * 
ignorant, and colored people around our 
homes. We felt that in our organization lay 
latent power to do effectual, united work in 
self giving for the souls of others. As one 
said in speaking of tliis work, ' ' For years we 
have been clothing the bodies of the poor 
among us, now should we not endeavor 
also to clothe their souls?" As was natural, 
progress along this line came slowly, but I 
am happy to tell you progress has been 
made. The call to neighborhood mission 
work found response in many a heart, and 
some have worked their answer into deeds. 
Ten Societies now maintain neighborhood 
prayer meetings, a beginning not to be reck 
oned small when the work is new and each 
Society must carve tlie way for itself, accord- 
ing to the needs and limitations of its own 
neighborhood. Friends, I believe most truly, 
that there lies here the choicest service 
we can render to our King, who values far 
more the gift of all we are, than all we have. 
We need again and again to remind our- 
selves that Christ died for souls — not Chi- 
nese, Mexicans or dwellers in Brazil, but 
souls, in whatever body and in whatever 
clime. The neighbor we term worthless, is of 
immortal value in God's eyes, and the ser- 
vant who so tries and vexes you is one of the 



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great multitude for whom Christ died. I wish 
I could give you some instances of this work 
which have come to my knowledge this year, 
but I cannot pause to do so. Here again is 
hope — hope for larger service, larger bless- 
' ings on our part, hope for those who are now 
hopeless for a world beyond. Shall not next 
year see more of us striving to enter this 
larger service, this close hand to hand strug- 
gle with sin and wrong for the sake of Grod 
and the right? 

I spoke a few moments ago of the added 
riches of knowledge. How far the monthly 
Bible studies are followed 1 do not know. 
That they are followed by some I am aw^are, 
and to them must have come added wealth 
of truth, from 1 he si ore- house of God's trulh. 
More definite is the information at hand w^ith 
regard to the increase of missionary lit era 
ture taken in the Societies. I find that they 
report 255 copies of the " Foreign Mission 
Journal " as taken by theh members, a num- 
ber which I have little idea is complete. I 
would that the number were larger, but that 
it is what it is a pledge of increased knowl- 
edge which must bring increased zeal. 

In the work done by the Central Commit- 
tee there has also been some increase, and I 
report that part done by the President as fol 
lows : 

Quarterly letters sent out 1,292 

Other letters written 2,011 

Mission leaflets, blanks, etc., sent to 
Societies 13.105 



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The number of Societies making report 
this year is 246. 

You will ask again, what have all these 
signs of progress, v/hich I from my outlook 
have noted, amounted to in the whole year's 
v/ork — this increase of Vice-Presidents, the 
Band Superintendent's work, the larger 
Christmas offering, the marked increase in 
the gifts of the week of self-denial, increased 
personal work, greater attention to Bible 
study, the more general reading of mission- 
ary literature, and the work of the Central 
Committee? 

One thing it has come to which fills me 
with gratitude and surprise — surprise so 
great that I can hardly believe the fact. 
This year ninety- one new Societies have been 
added to our number! They came to our 
ranks so quietly, so gradually, so in the 
course of ordinary events, that not until the 
formulation of this report did I realize their 
surprising number. In the first year of our 
work seventy one Societies were organized, 
in this year when we thought growth must 
be slow and gradual, our number has been 
increased by more than a third ! This ac 
counts in part for the fact that a larger num 
ber of Societies report this year ' than ever 
before, though, as I have before explained, 
there is always a drop lisx of Societies— some 
whose missionary activity is in suspension 
for church work and some too new to make 
reports. These ninety -one new Societies 
are, with few exceptions, in small country 
churches, but I rejoice that the women in 



these churches have realized that here is a 
work for them of which the Kmitation of 
their numbers cannot deprive them. Be 
cause they are in small churches and small 
in membership does not decrease the warmth 
of their welcome to our work and our re- 
joicing that we have taken this long step 
nearer our ideal — a Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety in every church and every \\ oman a 
member of it. 

Another thing which the progress along 
other lines has made possible, is the sum to- 
tal of our gifts which we report to day. 
Over and over this year I have reminded 
you that our aim for the year, by the decis 
ion of the annual meeting in Morgan! on, 
was §6,000—12,500 for foreign missions, |2,000 
for home, $1,500 for State. To reach this 
aim, the Society must give one half more 
than they did last vear, the report then fall- 
ing a little short of\$4,000. We took it as our 
aim, but not as our expectation, or at least 
hardly that. T did expect it for a little 
w^hjle w^hen our first two quarterly reports 
rose so high, then expectation or faith wa- 
vered with the fall of the third quarter. To 
day I must confess that desire took the place 
of confident hope. The aim was high — some 
thought it absurdly so, since it was a thous 
and dollars more than even we had given in 
the Centennial year, and we had now no 
special work, no special eflort t6 urge us on. 
Yet to day I have to tell you that our report 
has reached and more than reached our aim. 
We have given $6,272,831 This indeed is 



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progress ! I am powerless to speak my joy 
and thankfulness at this overflowing fulfil- 
ment of our hopes. God grant that in the 
coming year we may fulfill the promise of 
this wonderful advance. 

At conclusion of Miss Heck's address the 
meeting rose and sang, " Praise God from 
whom all blessings flow." 

Mrs, A. M. Lacy, Oxford, conducted a ten 
minutes prayer and praise service. 

The annual report of Mrs. J. A. Briggs, 
Corresponding Secretary of the Woman's 
Central Committee, was read by Miss Currin, 
of Oxford. 

Al^NUAL REPORT OF CORRESPONDINa SEC- 
RETARY 

In submitting this the annual financial re- 
port of our work, I feel that if I did not 
thanli the sisters for the many encouraging 
words and the hearty, "God bless you," 
which they so often add in sending in their 
quarterly reports, mine would not be com- 
plete. Forme, these little paragraphs indi- 
cate the spirit which actuates the giver, 
while the figures give the result of the work 
done. I thank you. It is with a very grateful 
heart to God, "the Giver of all good and 
perfect gifts," that I present to you this the 
largest report we have ever had: 



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Annual Report of the Woman's Central Com- 
mittee for the year 1897. 



Atlantic Association— 

Kinston ...$199^,96 

Sunbeams, Kinston.. 8 95 

Goldsboro Sunbeams 85 75 

Goldsboro 91 85 

PollocksYille 11 68 

Middle Street, Newbern 92 12 

Tabernacle, Newbern 15 80 

Willing Workers, Kinston 4 89 

Smyrna 8 00 

Union 2 10 

Tabernacle Newbern, Sunbeams 1 76 

Vandemere 3 00 

Bladen Association — 

Galeed .... 10,55 

Calvin's Creek 1 06 

Abbottsburg 11 08 

Beulah Association— 

Trinity 6 50 

Yancey ville 7 40 

LeaBetheL.. 2 27 

Columbus Association— 

Whiteville 64 03 

Whiteville Sunbeams 14 76 

Smyrna Sunbeams 4 43 

Cape Fear Association— 

Southport 1 00 



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Central Association— 

Wake Forest... 162 68 

Wake Forest Sunbeams 27 63 

ist Church. Raleigh 435 U 

Youngsville - - _ 11 94 

Rolesville - 33 25 

1st Church, Raleigh, Young Ladies 

Society 67 30 

Forestville 2 15 

Perry's Chapel Sunbeams I 06 

Flat Rock.... 10 72 

Youngsville Sunbeams 5 03 

Hopkins' Chapel 64 

Perry's Chapel ?f 81 

Oak Grove Sunbeams 1 35 

Yates Band, 1st Church, Raleigh. ... 42 27 

Wake Union 3 20 

Sunbeams, Franklinton 27 94 

Cedar Creek Association— 

Sunbeatns, Hope Mills 11 57 

Lebanon 1 50 

Chowan Association— 

Elizabeth City.. 41 75 

Sawyer's Creek ■ 14 56 

Young Ladies, C. B. Institute 15 00 

Reynoldson 2 77 

Middle Swamp 3 75 

Ariel _ 1 00 

Eastern Association — 

1st Church. Wilmington 7 92 

Sunbeams. Mt. Olive 1 88 

Mt. Olive 14 17 



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Young People, Magnolia 8 97 

Bear Marsh 2 00 

Sunbeams, Bear Marsh 1 00 

Sunbeams, Warsaw 5 15 

Clinton 17 90 

Sunbeams and B. Y. P. U., Clinton . 2 50 

Sunbeams, Clinton 3 81 

AVarsaw 10 35 

Bethel 80 

Sunbeams, Kenansville 4 00 

Flat River Association — 

Maggie Nutt Society, Oxford . . . 60 1 5 

Oxford 74 95 

Sunbeams, Oxford 13 00 

Roxboro 5 00 

Hesters 6 00 

Island Creek 5 66 

Mt. Zion 2 60 

Grass}^ Creek 1 00 

Green River Association — 

Sunbeams, Rutherfordton 13 46 

Marion 13 47 

Rutherfordton 148 91 

Bethel . 14 37 

Pleasant Hill 5 89 

Round Hill 4 50 

King's Mountain Association — 

Shelby 11 15 

Sunbeams, Shelby 3 45 

King's Mountain 3 00 

Liberty Association— 

Thomasville . . - 20 26 

Lexington 13 56 



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Little River Association — 

Dunn 9 00 

Friendship 12 27 

Hector's Creek _ . . 5 00 

Mt. Zion Association— 

Sandy Level 1 10 

1st Church, Durham 198 55 

Mt. Pisgah. 2 75 

Mt. Gilead 10 30 

bells 4 62 

Sunbeams, 1st Church, Durham 17 88 

Burlington 69 50 

Chapel Hill 8 00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association — 

Concord 5 00 

Olivet 2 35 

Try on Street, Charlotte 324 25 

Young People, Tryon St., Charlotte. 77 66 

Whosoever Society, Olivet 15 50 

Cora Conrad Sunbeams, Tryon St., 

Charlotte 4 00 

Sunbeams, Charlotte . 12 00 

Pilot Mountain Association — 

Mt. Airy.... 31 20 

Sunbeams. Broad Street. Winston 6 50 

1 St Church , Winston ... 1 1 57 55 

Leaksville ... 44 50 

Waughtovsrn 2^1 68 

Young Ladies' Society. 1st Church, 

Winston 13 10 

Madison 1 90 

Sunbeams, 1st Church, Winston 5 00 

Sunbeams, Mt. Airy 8 75 



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Pee Dee Association— 

Rockingham 49 50 

Peachland 4 00 

Pee Dee 3 45 

Sunbeams, Rockingham _ 80 

Sunbeams, Morven 10 95 

Morven i . . . 12 05 

Wadesboro 78 56 

Tabernacle, Wadesboro 60 

Young People, Wadesboro 20 

Mt. Beulah . 3 80 

Ansonville 3 43 

Laurinburg 108 40 

Sunbeams, Laurinburg 26 50 

Tiy Society , Roberdel 2 78 

Spring Hill... 113 13 

Roberdel 37 64 

Laurinburg and Maxton 78 00 

Sunbeams, Spring Hill 2 60 

Sunbeams, Wadesboro . 4 74 

Piedmont Association — 

Greensboro.. 164 60 

Young Ladies' Society, Greensboro.- 131 75 

Macedonia 1 10 

Ramseur 21 00 

High Point 89 01 

Liberty 4 70 

Reidsville . 15 OO 

Raleigh Association — 

Salem 5 00 

Apex 26 85 

Sunbeams, Apex 45 86 

Sunbeams, Salem 1 05 



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Mt.Moriah . ... 22 06 

Sunbeams, Ephesus 50 00 

Garners 5 65 

Holly Springs 17 85 

Sunbeams. Holly Springs 5 65 

Tabernacle 177 57 

Sunbeams. Tabernacle 12 80 

Vallie Green Society, Gary 57 40 

Clayton 37 51 

Wakefield 11 50 

Mt. Hermon 9 29 

Smithfield 1 62 

Hepzibah 2 00 

Sunbeams, Mt. Hermon 4 33 

Morrisville 21 75 

Green Level 2 31 

Robeson Association— 

Mt. Elam 4 48 

Spring Hill 19 13 

Antioch 6 80 

Mt. Moriah... 63 

Ephesus 1 30 

Raft Swamp 26 93 

Lumberton 148 08 

Big Swamp 5 65 

Sunbeams, Lumberton 14 38 

Cedar Grove 2 53 

Rennert... 6 63 

Long Branch _. 9 30 

BackSwamp.. 45 39 

Sunbeams, Back Swamp 4 87 

Tolarsville _. 27 64 

Saddle Tree 12 37 

Pleasant Hill 14 80 



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Ashpole IS 93 

Maxton 39 98 

Jackson Swamp 1 06 

Pleasant Hope. 2 14 

Sunbeams, Tolarsville 16 

South Yadkin Association— 

New Bethany 1 75 

Statesville 20 60 

Mrs. N. E, Clark 25 

Sandy Creek Association— 

J. Maske Academy, Lemon Springs ^ 5 61 

Cleveland. 2 60 

Jonesboro 16 41 

Manly 10 00 

Sunbeams, Aberdeen 1 40 

Aberdeen 32 98 

Pittsboro 36 27 

Siler City 1 64 

Carthage 91 25 

May's Chapel 2 00 

Sunbeams, Carthage 7 50 

Sandy Run Association — 

Henrietta 14 17 

South River Association— 

Young People's Society, Salem 1 00 

Favetteville 86 85 

Salem 17 22 

Autreyville . 5 98 

Spring Branch 4 40 

Tar River Association— 

Washington 9 00 



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Sandy Creek 2 00 

Willing Workers, Washington 5 75 

Poplar Springs 22 50 

Sunbeams, Henderson 100 24 

Henderson 51 60 

Scotland Neck._ 52 24 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck _ . 6 94 

Rocky Mount 7 55 

Sunbeams, Maple Springs 2 00 

Maple Springs _ - . 7 40 

Enfield Sunbeams h 35 

Battleboro 6 15 

Peachtree 1 13 

Weldon 5 00 

Gardeners 1 75 

Wilson 8 05 

Littleton 5 00 

Union Association— 

Beaver Dam 2 80 

Sunbeams, Monroe 85 25 

Monroe 102 06 

Mt. Carmel , . 4 00 

West Chowan Association— 

Lawrences' X Roads 7 60 

Mt. Tabor 30 01 

Sunbeams, Mt. Tabor 69 

Buckhorn 154 00 

Sandv Run . 4 80 

Pine Forest 10 36 

Harrellsville 5 50 

Elani. 12 00 

Chowan Baptist Institute - 5 27 

Cadets, Robert's Chapel 5 50 



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Sunbeams, Murfreesboro 5 19 

Sunbeams, Como 17 51 

Sunbeams, Colerain _ 5 83 

Potecasi 11 66 

Little Gleaners, Buckhorn 2 60 

M eherrin 3 59 

Cashie 4 52 

Robert's Chapel 5 50 

Ross Swamp 7 00 

Hebron . 10 43 

Galatia . 6 50 

Roanoke W. M. S. and Sunbeams 4 08 

Lewiston 8 00 

Sunbeams, Murfreesboro 4 25 

No Association given— 

Mrs. N. A. Gilmore 1 00 

Miss M. Castlebury 5 00 

A lady 10 00 

Mrs. C. H. Hogg 1 00 

Mrs. E. Tatum._ 1 00 

Joy Tatum 10 

T. T.Creswell... 3 00 

Ladies' Aid Society, Greenville 10 00 

Rock Cut 1 00 

Mrs. Covington 5 00 

Mrs. Conrad.-.. 1 00 

Mapleton 9 83 

Lowel's Chapel 10 00 

Woman's Missionary Union... 54 27 

Snow Hill 2 50 

Mrs. J. A. Dodson 5 00 

Albemarle 35 00 

Mrs. T. T. Rose 5 00 



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Contributions divided as follows : 

Foreign Missions.. $1,521 14 

Christmas Offering 881 25 

Yates Fund 5 00 

Total Foreign Missions.- $1,907 39 

Home Missions . $ 691 91 

Value of Boxes 3, 166 03 

Self-denial Fund 371 57 

Total Home Missions.. $3,229 51 

State Missions $ 938 63 

Education 33 68 

Orphanage 167 67 

Contributed by Societies 

to C. Com. Expenses.-- 3 45 

Sunday Schools . 9 30 

Relief Fund 3 10 

Louisville Seminary - . . . 3 10 

Grand total $6,373 83 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J, A. BRIGGS. 

The following committees were appointed: 
Plans of Work.— Chairman, Mrs. W. B. 
Shaw; Mrs. L. G. Grant, Miss Grace T, 
Brown, Mrs. F. M. Meadows, Miss Roxie 
Sheets, Mrs. Grayson, Mrs. Caldwell, Mrs. J. 
B. White. 

Resolutions.— Chairman, Mrs. Samuel A. 
Howard; Mrs. A. J, Ellis, Mrs. Murchison, 
Mrs. Johnson, Miss Jennie Long, Mrs. Rich, 
Mrs. Boykin. 



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Obituaries. — Mrs. Lizzie Battle, Mrs. H. 
Moore, Mrs. Butler, Miss Eva Patrick, Miss 
Draughan. 

The report of Miss Lizzie Briggs, Band Su- 
perintendent, was read by Mrs. T. H. Briggs, 
as follows : 

REPORT OF BAND SUPERINTENDENT FOR 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER, 1897. 

In Mission Band endeavor our watchword 
must be work, and in looking over the year 
that has just passed, and into the year we 
are now entering, let us all see what lies in 
the word toork. 

First, W- This stands for work; the work 
that has been done and the v/ork that is to 
be done. We started out last year to raise 
five hundred dollars. The result is we raised 
1678. 34. Now for next year may we not hope 
for eight hundred? Let us determine tc 
wcrk fcr this even harder than we did for 
the five hundred. Two hundred and twenty- 
six letters and sixty- seven postals have been 
written and four Societies visited. 

Now we come to the letter Q- which stands 
for organize. Twenty four Societies have 
been organized this year, and let us see if 
we cannot make it forty this year. We want 
to have Sunbeam Societies everywhere there 
is a Baptist church. 

R reminds us to reorganize and renew. 
We w^ant to reorganize the Societies and re- 
new the efforts to work for the Master. It is 
sad to think of Bands dropping from our 



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roll, and we want all those who have had 
their names taken off to go to work and re- 
organize with renewed zeal. 

K is our last letter and tells us to keep on 
Let us never fear even when discourage- 
ments surround us, but keep constantly at it 
with a determ inaction not to give up. 

Let me suggest that we take for our motto 
this year, "Lift up Christ." He tells us, 
"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will 
draw all men unto Me." If we only lift Him 
up. He will draw all men unto Him, and 
surely this is what we wish to do, at home 
and abroad. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELIZABETH N. BRIGGS, 
Band Superintendent, 

Miss Grace Brown led in prayer, after 
which the meeting adjourned. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Friday Afternoon, 3 o'clock. 

Opening devotional exercises conducted 
by Mrs. W. B. Shaw, Henderson. 

Miss E. A. Draughan, Kinston, read an 
essay, entitled " Steps toward our ideal." 

Reports of Societies were called for, twenty- 
six responding (for the synoposis of report^, 
see page 41). 

Mrs. ¥/. O. Allen, Wake Forest, conducted 
a prayer and praise service. 

Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Raleigh, read essay 
entitled " Missions in the Home." 

After devotional exercises, meeting ad- 
journed. 



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Saturdaj^ Morning, Dec. 11, 9.30> 
Miss Roxie Sheets, Lexington, conducted 
opening devotional exercises. 

The following Associational Vice-Presi- 
dents made report of their work: Mrs S. A. 
Howard, South River Association; Mrs. F. 
M. Meadows, Flat River; Mrs. J. C. Mur- 
chison, Piedmont; Miss R. Sheets, Liberty; 
Mrs. W. B. Shaw, Tar River; Mrs. J. A. 
Grayson, Grreen River; Miss Grace Brown, 
West Chowan ; Mrs. A. J. Ellis, Central, 

Miss Heck, on behalf of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Committee, presented and spoke to the 
following recommendations, which were 
unanimously adopted: 

recommendatiojN'S of cek^tral commit- 
tee TO THE MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 

Desiring most earnestly the spiritual up- 
lifting of each member of each Society, to- 
gether with increase of contributions to mis- 
sion objects, Central Committee would rec- 
ommend : 

1st. That the Societies observe this year as 
heretofore, and as is recommended by the 
Woman's Missionary Union, the Christmas 
Offering, a Week of Prayer at the beginning 
of the year for world wide missions; a Week 
of Self denial and Prayer for home missions 
at some time during the year; and use their 
influence towards the observance of Mission 
Day in the Sunday Schools. 

2. That the Societies this year endeavor to 
make the Christmas offering five hundred 



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dollars, an amount sufficient for the salary 
of Mr. T. C. Britton, and that the funds 
given at that time be used for this purpose. 

3. That the children being the hope of the 
church, greater efforts be made to enlist all 
in Children's Mission Bands. 

4. Believing State Missions to be of untold 
importance, not only for the salvation of 
those immediately around us, but for 
foundation work upon which shall be built 
churches liberal tov^ards all branches of mis- 
sions, we urge upon the Societies the neces- 
sity of giving more largely to this work than 
heretofore. 

5. Since interest without knowledge is im- 
possible, we suggest that all Societies urge 
upon theu^ members the importance of sub- 
scribing to the " Foreign Mission Journal, " 
" Our Home Field," and the " Biblical Re- 
corder. ' ' 

6. The mission of the church being the 
conversion of the world, we ask the Socie- 
ties to use their influence to revive or intro- 
duce the monthly concert of prayer, one 
prayer meeting of each month being given 
to the consideration of some mission field; 
to hold Woman's Missionary meetings dur- 
ing associations and missionary rallys, or 
unions of Societies in an Association or neigh- 
borhood at other times, and by no means to 
ncf^lect the call and opportunity for soul sav- 
ing and uplifting through neighborhood 
missions, among the sick, poor, ignorant and 
colored pec pie around us. 



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1. Rejoicing in the measure of success b**- 
stowed upon our work in the jjast year, we 
recommend that we endeavor to raise this 
year the sum of seven thousand dollars: $2.- • 
500 for foreign missions, $8,000 for home mis- 
sions, and $1,500 for State missions. 

Recommendations of Home Mission Board 
were adopted as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF HOME MISSION 
BOARD. 

The Home Mission Board desires to express 
its grateful acknowledgement for the effec- . 
tive aid rendered it by the Woman's Mission 
Societies during the past year. 

In asking its continuance for another year, 
the Board requests : 

1. That an earnest effort be made to raise 
thirty thousand dollars, fifteen thousand 
cash and fifteen thousand in supplies for our 
frontier missionaries. 

2. That in view of the great sacrifices of a 
great many of our home missionaries, and of 
the life of self denial we owe to Him who 
has redeemed us, v/e ask the women of the 
missionary societies to make one constant 
offering for this work, remembering it by 
special prayer and gifts during some one 
week of the year. 

3. The Board earnestly commends the ef- 
fort to enlist all our Sunday Schools in mis- 
sion work, and that for this purpose suit- 
able and instructive literature be prepared 
and iis widely disseminated as possible. The 



educational power of such literature is worth 
a thousand fold more than its cost. 

4. That our increasing foreign population, 
especially in our growing cities, be regarded 
with even greater interest by our sisters, and 
especially that the women who are uphold- 
ing our work in Cuba may have their earnest 
CO operation. 

5. That individual work and work by So- 
cieties for the elevation of the negro women 
in and about our homes be greatly increased. 

Recommendations of Foreign Mission 
Board, as follows, were read and adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF FOREIGN MISSION 
BOARD. 

1. We ask that the Woman's Missionary 
Union endeavor to raise this Conventional 
year the sum of $80,000, including a.11 their 
contributions for foreign missions. 

2. That the sisters give their earnest co- 
operation in making "Missionary Day" in 
our Sanday Schools a day for training our 
children in missions and developing them in 
giving for the work. While the Sunday 
School Board has charge of the work, Wo- 
man's Missionary Union has rendered in the 
past valuable aid. 

B. We again recommend that the Christ- 
mas offerings go to the extension of the work 
in China. God is opening the way and bless- 
ing the work; let us press forward in His 
name. 

Miss Grace Brown spoke of " The Duties 
and Possibilities of the Office of Associational 
Vice President. ' ' 



;3r. 

Mrs. J. E. White, for Committee, read 
recommendations on Plans of Work, which 
were adopted : 

PLANS OF WORK. 

We recommend: 

1. That the Central Committee prepare a 
circular letter addressed to the sisteis of the 
churches, urging them to organize Societies, 
even if they can contribute but a penny a 
month, so that they may be identified with 
the work of missions. 

2. That blanks be prepared for each Soci- 
ety to make quarterly reports to Associa- 
tional Vice Presidents, and that Vice-Presi- 
dents repoit quarterly to the Central Com- 
mittee. This will greatly shorten the work 
of the Central Committee, giving the Vice 
Presi<lent a basis for a report and at the 
same time localizing the work and stimulat- 
ing associational zeal. 

8. That Society funds be sent through the 
church treasurer, hut reported to Vice-Presi- 
dents, who shall report to the Central Com- 
mittee. 

4. That the Central Committee impress 
upon Societies the importance of informing 
the Vice-President when they desire her to 
visit them and of making equitable arrange- 
ments to meet and enteitain her. (Signed) 

Mrs. W. B. Shaw, Mis. L. G. Grant, Miss 
Grace T. Brown, Mrs. F. M. Meadow^s, Miss 
Roxie Sheets, Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Mrs. R. 
D. Caldwell Mrs. J. E. White. 



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Br. J. A. Barton, Assistant Secretary of 
Foreign Mission Board, was introduced and 
spoke on foreign missions, especially urging 
Woman's Missionary Societies of North 
Carolina to continue tlie supjjort of Mr. T. 
C. Britton, the Yates' Memorial Missionary, 
through their Christmas offering. 

In the absence of Miss liizzie Briggs, Mrs, 
T. H. Briggs read for her a paper on Mission 
Band Work. 

A ten minutes ijrayer and praise service 
was conducted by Miss Maud Reid, Taber 
nacle, Raleigh. 

Mrs. W. C. Tyree, Durham, presented a 
paper on "Possibilities and Responsibilities 
of Neighborhood Missions." 

Miss Waddell, Home Missionary, was re- 
cognized and responded in a ^ew woids. 

Mrs. George Green, of Canton, China, 
spoke of "Giving the Gospel to Chinese Wo- 
men." 

Mrs. L. W. Battle presented the report of 
the Committee on Obituaries, which was 
adopted, as follows ; 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The Committee on Obituaries respectfully 
submit- the following report: 

"What I do thou knowest not now, but 
thou shalt know hereafter " From time to 
time during the past year it has pleased our 
Heavenly Father to call from their labors a 
number of our most earnest consecrated, 
members Time and space forbid more than 
a brief mention of the names of those whom 



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to know was to love, and whose memories 
will ever be cherished in the hearts of those 
with whom they lived and labored; the 
sweet influence of whose Uves has gone out to 
many hearts throughout the length and 
breadth of our land. Prominent among them 
is sister Cora Markham, Vice-President of 
Mt. Zion Association. Her loyalty to Christ 
and devotion to church work was beautiful, 
though her life was one of continual suffer- 
ing. Sister Vera Leroy Sinclair, President 
of W Oman's Missionary Society of Ansonville 
Church; Mrs. Springs, Lexington, Mrs. E,. J. 
Fletcher Mrs. Selina Taylor, Mrs. J. T. 
Moore, Mrs. R. H. Smith, and others, have 
gone to their reward. As with these, so with 
all who have gone from us — their labors are 
over, and while we mourn our loss, we 
thank God for their beautiful Christian 
lives, the example they leave us, their tri- 
umphant death and the hope that we may 
meet them again in the Great Beyond. 

" To die! it is to rise 
To fairer, brighter skies. 
Where death no more shall his dread har- 
vest reap- 
To soar on angel wings 
Where life immortal springs. 
For so He giveth His beloved sleep." 
Signed, 

MRS. L. W. BATTLE, Ch. Com. 
MRS. A. A. BUTLER. 
MRS. H. C. MOORE. 
MISS E. A. DRAUGHAN. 
MISS EVA PATRICK. 



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Miss Mary Lemay read report of Island 
Creek Society. It was moved and adopted 
that, owing- to the lateness of the hour, the 
reading of other reports be omitted, notes 
of same being made in minutes. 

An invitation to a musicale at Oxford Fe- 
male Seminary was read. 

Report of Committee on Resolations, sub- 
mitted by Mrs. S. A. Howard, was adopted, 
as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OIV RESOLUTIOJfS. 

The Committee on Resolutions present the 
following: report : 

Resolved 1st. That we lift our hearts in 
gratitude and thanksgiving to our Heavenly 
Father for the guidance of His Holy Spirit, 
and for His blessings on our efforts during 
the past year. That He has enabled our So- 
cieties to report progress in all lines of work 
and to come ap to our annual meeting hav- 
ing contributed more than the ^6,000 we 
were asked to give. To God be all the glory. 

2d. That we appreciate the zeal and un 
tiring efforts and labors of oar beloved Pres- 
ident and Secretary, also the Secretary of 
the State Mission Board, in leading and en- 
couraging the women of our State to do 
greater work for oul- Master. 

3. That every member of all our Societies 
endeavor to kindle a warmer, deeper interest 
in all mission work, and thereby secure a 
four-fold blessing,— a blessing to themxselves, 
to those whom they arouse, to the mission- 



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aries, and to those for whom he labors. We 
must do what we can for the advaneeme nt of 
Christ's Khi^doni ni the world if we w^ould 
hear " Yfell done, good and faithful servant ; 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

4. That we highly appreciate the broth- 
erly love which prompted the offer of the 
Presbyterian church for our use, also ten- 
der our thanks to the organist and singers 
for helpful aid in our worship, to Brother 
Hobgood for loaning us the s>veet young 
voices from the Seminary for our opening 
session, and also for his invitation tc visit 
the Seminary while here; and to the citi 
zens of Oxford for their wide-open doors and 
unlimited hospitality. 

5. That we tender thanks to the railroads 
for courtesies and reduced rates to the Con- 
vention. 

MRS. SAM'L H HOWARD, 
Chmn. 

MRS. A. J. ELLIS. 
MRS. MURCHISON. 
MRS. JOHNSON. 
MISS JENNIE LONG. 
MRS. RICH. 
MRS. BOYKIN. 

Miss Grace Brown suggested to Societies 
ordering tracts from the Foreign Mission 
Board, Richmond, Va., to ask for "Plain 
Questions and Answers." 

After closing moments of prayer and 
pi-aise, in which a large number of ladies par- 
ticipated, the hymn, "God be with you till we 



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meet again," was sung and the Seventh An- 
nual Session of the Woman's Missionary So- 
cieties adjourned to meet December, 1898, at 
the same time and place as the Bapiisi 
State Convention. 

SYNOPSIS OF REPORTS OF ASSOCIATIOI^AL 
VICE PRESIDENTS, GIVEN AT ANNUAL 
MEETING. 

Piedmont Association. — Mrs. J. C. Murch 
ison. ^Yhen this Association was organized 
four years ago, the Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety of Greensboro was the only one within 
its bounds. There e.re now eleven. Societies 
have been formed this year at High Point 
Ramsuer and Summerfi'eld. The latter So- 
ciety is the direct outgrowth of the Mission 
ary Meeting held during the Asssociation. 

Liberty Association. — Miss Roxie Sheets, 

wing to absence from home, the work has 
been done at a -disadvantage. The Society 
at Lexington was reorganized in May, and a 
week later a Society at Jersey, seven miles 
distant, was organized as a result of a per- 
sonal visit. The churches in this Association 
are nearly all in the country and widely 
scattered. 

Green River Association. — Mrs. J. L. Gray- 
son. Five Societies have been organized, 
though one is at present doing little. One 
of the new Societies has packed a frontier 
box, and is planning to pack one next year. 

1 have never succeeded in getting a Society 
organized without a personal visit, and have 
never failed to organize where I have been 
able to visit. 



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South River Association. — Mrs. Saiimel A. 
Howard. The office of Vice President was 
entei ed upon in February, 1897. Then there 
was only one Society in the Association, where 
now there are six. Many, I think, are now 
seeing the need of this department of 
work as never before. A successful Associa- 
tional meeting was held, from v/hich resulted 
the formation of the Society at Antioch. 

Tar River Association. — Mrs. W. B. Sha^s . 
There were eighteen Societies in this Asso- 
ciation last year, and to this number seven 
have been added. The bar of further prog- 
ress is that pastors in churches, where there 
are no Societies, fail to reply to letters asking 
for information looking to organization. 
Twenty one pastoi's of such churches w^ere 
written to, and seven replied. Two Socie- 
ties have been visited. 

Flat River Association. — Mrs. F. M. Mea- 
dows. Six Societies have been added to the 
number in this Association this year. 
Though providentially detained from at- 
tending the Association, other visits have 
been made and stiil others planned. There 
are now ten Societies in the Flat River. 

Central Association. — Mrs. A. J. Ellis. 
Being new to the work of Associational Vice 
President, there is not so much to report as 
I would wish. The Association was visited 
and a missionary meeting held. In Novem- 
ber a largely attended Missionary Rally of 
the Societies of the Raleigh and Central As- 
sociations was held in Raleigh, and as a num- 
ber of the Societies in the Central Associa- 



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tion were represented, good will doubtlesri 
result to some within my territory. The 
church at Flat Rock held a somewhat simi- 
lar meeting, and I heartily reconnnend such 
rpJlys. 

Y/est Chowan Association — Miss Grace T, 
Brovrn. There are forty-seven churches in 
this Association, in twenty of which there 
are Societies in correspondence with the Cen- 
tral Committee. I have organized this year 
ten Societies, visited seven and written one 
hundred and twenty-three letters. The two 
greatest hindrances found in the work are 
my inability to visit the Societies more fre- 
quently and to get them to report their 
work to me. I feel safe in saying there is 
more interest in missions in our Association 
than ever before,' and this is, in a measure, 
due to the work of the Societies. 

SYNOPSIS OP REPORTS OF SOCIETIES SO 
FAR AS IIAXDED TO THE SECRETARY. 

Middle Street Church, Newbern. — Though 
we have to report a decrease in numbers, we 
are happy to say our contributions have 
been larger than during any previous year 
We greatly desire in the future to better ex- 
emplify the spirit of missions in our lines. 
. Youngs ville.— During the last few months 
we have nea.rly doubled in membership. 
Our meetings are made interesting by Bible 
study, tracts and original papers on the va- 
rious mission fields. One of our members 
leads the Children's Mission Beind, and we 
have lately organized a cottage prayer meet- 
ing in the home of an invalid sister. 



First Church, Durham. — Oar contributions 
have increased this year, but we desire more 
of the mission sph-it. We remembered the 
Christmas offering for China, and were much 
blessed by both tne Week of Prayer and tlie 
Week of Self-denial for home missions. A 
box was sent to a; deeply grateful missionary 
in the Indian Territory. 

Lystra. — After a period of suspension our 
Society was reorganized in September, with 
sixteen members, a date too recent to enable 
us to report much work for this year. 

Buckhorn. — Has conlributed during the 
year the sum of $93.81 to home, State and 
foreign missions. Besides this, the Mission- 
ary Day was observed in the Sunday School, 
the collection 'oeing $15. 

Wilson. — In response to what was felt to 
be a great need, a dozen ladies met and or- 
ganized our Society in October, 1897. Three 
have been added since organization, and we 
have high liojjes for the future. 

Oxford. — Owing, in a measure, to the great 
burden of debt upon oar church, our contri- 
butions have not been so large as we woul i 
wish, still mission work has been far from 
forgotten, and we have endeavored to culti- 
vate the spirit of missions in our churcli and 
congregation. 

Island Creek. — Yfas organized in May, 
1897; twenty-two members. In the country 
we have many di^^iculties, chief among which 
are bad roads and long distances ; neverthe- 
less, we hope to do better things in the fu 
ture. 



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Wake Forest. — The past year has been the 
best in our history ; our contributions have 
exceeded those of any previous year, and our 
meetings have been marked by a larger at- 
tendance and more general interest. Our 
present membership is sixty. Fifteen copies 
of the "Foreign Mission Journal" and 
twenty-two of the Home Field are taken. 

Luniberton. — Society numbers thirty-nine 
members, with average attendance of one- 
third. We feel the spiritual condition of 
our Society to be encouraging, and are re- 
solved to attempt more and greater things 
for the Master in the future. 

Monroe. — Society was organized in Febru- 
ary, 1897, and now numbers twenty-seven. 
A special effort at Thanksgiving resulted in 
an offering of $23.50 for State Missions. Be- 
sides gifts to home, foreign and State mis- 
sions, a box valued at |46 was sent to a fron- 
tier missionary. 

First Church, Winston. — We are pleased 
to report improvement in many respects; 
new members have been added, and our 
rinancial report is far ahead of last year. A 
cottage prayer-meeting has been carried on 
since early in the year. Both the Young La- 
dies and the Sunbeam Band are doing good 
work. 

Mt. Tabor. — Our Society has contributed 
$36.02 during the year. We hope to report 
larger contributions and more general in- 
terest at the close of 1898. 

Salem, South River. — We have given wil- 
lingly and cheerfully, and hope to be 



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j udged rath er by the sjiirit of the oif eririg 
than its amount. The ^i'3atest blessina: of 
the .year came to us in the observance of the 
Weeii of Sell-denial, each member ST)ending 
one hour a day in prayer and study of God's 
Word in her own home. 

Tabernacle, Raleigh. — We find it n stimu 
ius to state a definite aniount towards 
which we will work for tlie year, and so will 
endeavor to raise this year at least $100 for 
foreign missions, besides lesyer amounts for 
home and State work. Our monthly meet- 
ings are interesting and well attended. The 
Sunbeams also are steadily at work. 

Greensboro. — \¥e find the greatest quick- 
ening of interest comes from the packing of 
missionary boxes, nor have we failed to send 
one for several years past. Work on other 
lines is steadily maintained. Our present 
membership is "thirty-four, but average at- 
tendance is much bsiov/ our desire. 

Kinston. — We thank God and take courage 
from the best yeo.rs' v/ork in our existence. 
We have on us the burden of church build- 
ing, but have taken no backv/ard steps in 
missions. In connection v/ith our Society we 
have the Willing Workers for the girls and 
the Sunbeams for the children. 

Thomasvilie. — We are few in number, but 
are doing what we can to si^read the Gospel 
of Christ. 

Rocky Mount. — Our membership is small, 
but our average attendance is ten. We are 
arranging to send a box to a frontier mis- 
sionary. 



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Battleboro. — We have but twelve meiiibers 
enrolled, and our contributions are therefore 
small. 

Sunbeams, Mavjle Sprino^s. — Bein^ in the 
country, we find some ditSculty in meet n^, 
but with an enrollment of fourteen, our aver- 
age membership is twelve. Three of our 
members became Christians during the sum 
mer meeting. 

Gary. — At our annual meeting in January 
we adopted the name of The Valiie Green 
Missionary Society, in honor of Mis. Geo. 
Green, of Canton, China. During the year 
we have observed the Weeks of Prayer and 
Self-denial, and ha^ve obtained a club of four 
teen subscribers to the Foreign Mission 
Journal. 

Carthage. — We can report but seven mem- 
bers, but each one is a lover of missions and 
enthusiastic for the woxk in which we aie 
engaged. Though so few in number, we be- 
lieve brightex days a. e ahead of us. 

Sunbeams, Franklin. — V/as organized in 
April, 1897, and enrolled at the first meeting 
fifty-seven members. 

Goldsboro. — We have in our church three 
societies : the Women's, Children's and Young 
Girls' Band. The latter was reorganized 
through the enthusiasm awakened by arl ad- 
dress tc the ladies by Rev. J. E. White. A 
social meeting immediately after the Associ- 
ation, vs^hich was held with us, to discuss 
plans for the coming year's work, resulted in 
much enthusiasm and the adding of four new 
members to our number. The P 



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strives to give each member ^onie part in the 
meetings, and so adds greatly to their in- 
terest. 

Weldon. — Though burdened with church 
building, our Society has been maintained, 
and now our prospects t or larger numbers 
and contributions are brightening. 

Woman's Missionary Society, First Church, 
Raleigh. — Has observed the missionary cal 
endar ; the Christmas offering, the Week of 
Prayer, the Week of Self denial, and Mission 
Bay in the Sabbath School. Perhaps the 
most successful effort of the year v/as the 
Week of Self denial. Each lady member of 
the church was visited, and a numbered en- 
velope left for contribution, to be returned 
at a special meeting at tlie close of the week. 
Envelopes not returned were sent for. The 
result, some sixty dollars, amply repaid the 
effort. The Missionary Ra^Uy in the fall w^as 
most enjoyable and helpful. 

Young Ladies' Society, Fii st Church, Ral- 
eigh. — Meets twice a month from house to 
house, devoting one meeting to mission 
study, and the other to w^ork for the poor of 
the city. The endeavor is made to make the 
meetings instructive, yet bright and infor 
mal, introducing for this purpose occasion- 
ally, missionary question matches, missing 
word contests, etc. The contributions of the 
year are larger than ever before 

Sunbeams, First Church, Raleigh. — Went 
beyond the amount promised for the year, 
and are happy to report a large enrollment 
and an average attendance of between forty 
and fifty. 



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The Young- Ladies' Society, (ireensboro. — 
Reports an increase in membership and a lar 
ger contribution than ever before. 

Lexington. — In May our Society was reor 
ganized, and since then have added one or 
more to our number at every meeting, until 
we now number thirty eight. 

Method. — We have contributed to the ^ 
Christmas offering, sent a box to a frontier 
missionary, observed the Week of Self de 
nial, carried out the programme for Chil- 
dren's Day, and taken ux^ the "egg collec- 
tion " in Sunday School with success. 

Hester. — Organized in January, 1897. Our 
Society now numbers thirteen. We are 
weak and our contributions small, but look 
forward with hope to the coming year. 

The Sunbeams, Henderson. — Report two 
frontier boxes this year, thus placing them- 
selves at the head of the list of these Socie 
ties, having contributed $100.24 to missions. 

Maple Springs.— Has twenty eight mem- 
bers, ten of whom are subscribers to the "For- 
eign Mission Journal." The membership is 
much scattered, and regular attendance dif- 
ficult. The Sunbeams of the church are an 
outgrowth of our Society. 

Woman's Missionary Society, Tryon Street, 
Charlotte. — For our monthly meetings the 
Mission Card as been taken as our text book, 
and the topics there given have been closely 
followed. Our year has been a fairly pros- 
perous one, our present membership being 
forty five. Our mission box went this year 
to Florida, and was valued at $145. 



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YEARLY STATISTICS SINCE APPOINTMENT OF 
CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 



1886 $ 1.000.95 

1^87- 1,718.46 

1888 1,881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1890 1,921.56 

1891 3,128.14 

1892 3,916.85 

1898 (Centennial contribu' included) 4.955.71 

1894 2^874.97 

1895 4,491.88 

1896 8,969.54 

1897 6.272.83 



Total 



37,771.88 



MINUTES ' ^ 

OF THE ^ 

EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING j 

OF THE ^ 

^?(/oman's Missionary Societies, \ 

► 

AUXIMAKY TO THE ^ 

► 

Baptist State Convention ^ 
of North Carolina, ^ 

HKLU IN THE 

METHODIST CHURCH, GREENVILLE, 
December 9th and tOth. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : ^ 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS, |^ 
1899. \ 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

w Oman's Missionary Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

Baptist State Convention 
of North Carolina^ 

HELD IN THE 

METHODIST CHURCH, GREENVILLE, 
December 9th and lOth, 

1 

RALEIGH, N. C: 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS. 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S.. and 
throu.2:h them the mission cause, will be greatly 
advanced by an annual meeting, we their rep- 
resentatives, organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S. of the 
Baptist Churches of North Carolina.'' 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each society (with four addi- 
tional representatives from the local Society) , 
one adult female representative from each Mis- 
sion Band in correspondence with the Central 
Committee. Members of the Central Commit- 
tee shall be members by right of office. All 
other members of Societies shall be welcome 
visitors, but only representatives shall be enti- 
tled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to dis- 
cuss and recommend plans for the furtherance 
of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same 
city, and at the same time, as the Baptist State 
Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 



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6. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present 
at a regular annual meeting, three months 
notice of desired change havmg been given the 
Central Committee. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies auxiUary to the Bap" 
tist State Convention, convened in the Metho" 
dist Cliurch, Greenville, Friday. December 9? 
1898, at 10 o'clock. Miss Fannie Heck, of Ral- 
eigh, conducted opening devotional exercises' 
in which Miss Draughan and others took part- 
Mrs. V. L. Pendleton made the address of 
welcome in behalf of ladies of Greenville, and 
Mrs. James Cherry, for the King's Daughters, 
of the same place. Mrs. Howard, of Huntley, 
responded. 
The following delegates were enrolled: 
Miss Rosa Speight. Republican Church; Mrs. 
James Long. Goldsboro; Mrs. D. B. Wilkinson, 
First Church. Raleigh (W. M. S.); Miss Lizzie 
Savage. Buckhorn ; Miss Mozelle Stringfield, 
In wood ; Miss Grace T. Brown, Mt. Tabor ; 
Mrs. A. D. Hunter, Cary; Miss Annie Justice, 
Rutherfordton; Miss Mary Carter. First Church, 
Raleigh (Young Ladies' Society); Mrs. W. S. 
Terrell. Warren Plains: Miss Alvada Green, 
Stovall ; Mrs. Samuel A Howard, Salem 
Church; Mrs. W. O. Allen. Wake Forest; Miss 
E. A. Draughan, Kinston; Miss Mabel Vaughan, 
Menola; Mrs. Octie Thomas. Henrietta; Miss 
Mary W. Hardy. Wilson; Mrs. W. G. Free- 
man, Murfreeshoro; Mrs. Hi^ht C. Moore. New- 
bern: Miss Fannie Heck. Raleigh; Miss Lela 



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M. Ward, Pollocks ville: Miss Elizabeth Wilder, 
Louisburg; Mrs. W. B. Shaw, Henderson; Mrs. 
A. J. Petty, Winterville; Miss Elizabeth La- 
tham. Washington; Mrs. G. W, Green. Oxford. 
Mrs. G. L. Merrell, Hobgood ; Miss McDulTy, 
Fayetteville ; Miss Mary Stewart. Clinton; 
Mrs. F. B. Ashcraft, Monroe ; Mrs. L R. Pruett, 
Charlotte ; Miss Annie Green, Oxford. 

A number of visitors from societies were 
present. 

Miss Grace Brown was called to the chair, 
and presided during the election of officers for 
the Eighth Annual Meeting, which resulted as 
follows : 

President, Miss Fannie Heck, Raleigh; First 
Vice-President. Miss E. A. Draughan, Kin- 
ston; Second Vice-President, Miss W. B. Shaw, 
Henderson ; Recording Secretary, Miss Eliza- 
beth Wilder, Louisburg; Treasurer, Mrs. S. A. 
Howard, Salem. 

As President of the Woman's Central Com- 
mittee, Miss Heck made her annual address. 

ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

It is impossible for me to express to you the 
intense interest and concern with wliicli I look 
forward to the closing of the year's w^ork. and 
the formulating of our Annual Report. This 
is the moment of encouragement, or the mo- 
ment of regret — the setting of the key-stone 
of the arch. 

In the glorious days of Italy, across the 
Italian landscapes, reached endless series of 
arches — down hill, over dale, spanning pur- 



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ling brooks, crossing wide-flowing rivers. Each 
arch is in itself complete, yet each helpless 
without the other, "to bear the clear, cool 
water to the thirsting city. So our years fit 
one into another, complete, and yet dependent 
each upon the other, to bear ever forward the 
stream of life-giving water to the dying na- 
tions. Is it any wonder, then, that the close 
of each year's work is viewed with anxiety? 

Yet there is joy, too — all the year we have 
been working, now we will count the har- 
vest — and the harvest home is ever a time of 
joy and of praise. He who has carried the 
keenest cythe, he who has been most untiring 
through the round of the year, has the best 
right to rejoice now. But the crown of re- 
joicing, which is the faithful servant's best re- 
ward, IS not the twelve cities only, but enter- 
ing into the joy of the Lord. And now I 
wish that each Woman's Missionary Society 
throughout the bounds of our State miglit join 
in one long, loud psalm of praise— not so much 
for what we have done, certainly not because 
we have done all w^e might do, but because we 
have been permitted to do anything at al). 

There are some propositions so clear, so self- 
evident, that to hear them is to consent to 
them. If souls are immortal, v/hile all beside 
perishes, then soul-saving is the noblest work 
in the universe. 1 v»ash that to-day I might 
impress upon you the magnificent nobility of 
the work in wiiich we, as missionary societies, 
and more especially as individuals, are en- 
gage 1. L?t u>; first glance at the selfward 
side. Let us, for convenience sake, imagine 



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a woman living in some remote coiner of 
North Carolina; a farmer's wife, a motlier, 
busy all day long with baking, sewing, mend- 
ing; countmg the cost of this, forced to deny 
herself all but the necessities of life, rising 
early and toiling late, knowing little but the 
gossip of the country store and the weekly 
paper ; a Christian, to whom Christianity 
means practically the salvation of lier own 
soul, and hope for the salvation of her 
household and her few scattered neighbors. 
Take such a woman, and suppose that through 
a missionary society she becomes interested in 
world-wide missions. What is the result to 
her? What a broadening of vision; what an 
increase of knowledge of the world; what an 
insight into the height and breadth of salva- 
tion; what an increase of love and thankful- 
ness to God, as she contrasts her condition, 
which she may have before counted hard, with 
tliat of her heathen sisters; what a new com- 
passion for those without Christ! By and by 
she hangs a missionary card by her little mir- 
ror. How wide her prayers have grown; how 
they take in the whole world, where they used 
to reach but through her neighborhood. By 
and by there is a little envelope in one corner 
of the bureau drawer. The economies that 
used to be so irksome are now opportunities to 
save for God. and the dimes grow to dollars, 
and her heart sings as she gives. Ti-ue nobil- 
ity of life is determined not by lab^r. but by 
motive. Tlie daily round of duties is tlie same, 
but a new motive has ennobled it, and made it 
God-like. 



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This is no fancy sketch. I believe it to be 
true in many and many a home to-day. But 
however beautiful the home, however full of 
culture and wealth, the life is narrow and short- 
sighted which does not take in the thought of 
the salvation of the world. If God is anything, 
He is everything. Any education, how- 
ever high or broad, is incomplete without a 
knowledge of God's present work in the 
world. Whether God is served on unpainted 
benches or silken cushions, only that service 
is pleasing that serves to save all. We look 
and piay for the coming of our Lord again. 
As ar; other has said : " Everything that makes 
ready for the advent of God in His world is 
right, and everything that postpones it is 
wrong; that is the sum of the whole mat- 
ter." We may go farther, and say. every act 
towards the coming of Christ's kingdom brings 
us into relation with Him; every act away 
from this end, divides us from Him. We have 
as our motto: ''Laborers together with God." 
It IS not being laborers which enobles us, it is 
being •• together with God." We can not take 
in all the honor of it; we rarely, indeed, think 
of it — the labor is more in view than compan- 
ionship. Why? Because we fail to believe 
that God is really working in us. Does this 
hand of mine really, truly move to do God's 
will — to do for God what would otherwise re- 
main undone; can my acts, my prayers, really, 
truly delay or hasten the return of my Lord 
to a purihed and redeemed world? If this is 
true, and who, believing His Word, can ques- 
tion it — well may you and I, if we have a 

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part in His work, hold up our heads. I am a 
fellow-worker with God" — the church, the 
missionary society, which so views its election 
and its calling is ennobled. " Thy grandeur 
makes us grand ourselves." Beholding His 
face, even through a glass darkly, we are 
changed into the same likeness. Companion- 
ship means agreement: as we walk with Him, 
we step into His footsteps higher and higher 
in love, in service, in power, in nobility. We 
are God's and He is ours. 

Count over the things you think highest and 
noblest in your life, and then lay them side by 
side with this — a co-woiker with God. How 
all else fades away into littleness. God who 
planned the universe has allowed me to come 
into His plans, to consciously, along His lines, 
and by His aid, do His work. We are chil- 
dren of a King. Believe it, live it. glory in it. 
Ennoble your lives, exalt your society, make 
this business first, as becomes heirs already par- 
ticipating in the King's glory. It is no light 
thing we are here for to-day. Our Father's 
affairs demand our thoughts. 

So much for the selfward side. What does 
his work mean beyond V We have heard year 
by year, until we are weary: This is the cr sis ; 
this the time of times. 

True, every day is a crisis, and every year 
brings opportunities which can never be re- 
called. But can we doubt that now upon us 
is a crisis such as we have never seen, either as 
a nation or individuals ? Cuba, newly free 
looks to her temporal liberators, ready to lend 
an ear to our teachings of spiritual liberty. 



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Porto Rico .greets us with open arms; the re- 
luctant Philippines can but be drawn to us. 
Nor is this all. The wall of China has fallen, and 
she lies open to all who will go in and possess 
tlie land for G(jd. Is there not uplifting in the 
thought that we may uplift these nations? If 
our faith makes it so, can not we reach out by 
prayer and now. to-day. gain for these reopened 
countries blessings that the power of no earthly 
])()tentate can give ? What a privilege to sway 
the world Godward ! Then let us use the 
power so freely entrusted to us, realizing our 
noble calling. 

With such possibilities for our own en- 
nobling, and for the ennobling of others, hid- 
den in the work for missions, for whose furth- 
erance our societies and these Annual Meetings 
hav^e their sole existence, is it to be wondered, 
I again repeat, that we follow each year's work 
with !somethin>>- more than interest? 

Last year we took for our aim raising $7,000 
for Home, State and Foreign Missions. This 
aim was to be to us a standard, a sign, a 
tangible measure of our inward growth in 
prayer and knowledge and faith for missions. 
Were it possible to have the outward sign 
without the inward signification, our work 
were indeed a failure. But it is not so. Though 
you can not hear the low pleading, can not see 
the bending figures, though to you is borne no 
incense of prayer, I am persuaded that these 
dollars reported here to-day represent many 
times that number of prayers, and many a 
coin of sacrifice among them shines with more 
than a golden gleam. 



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Many saw our aim for the year in this light, 
and wove it into their daily thoughts and 
prayers, and to these efforts and prayers we 
owe the many blessings of the year. I can do 
no more than call them over. The first work 
of the new year was the Christmas offering, 
which for North Carolina societies took on a 
special meaning. We had resolved that in the 
heart of China we v*^ould perpetuate our Yates 
Memorial, and each Christmas, as our gift, 
contribute enough to support Mr. Britton on 
that field, claimed and surveyed for Christ by 
Dr. Yates himself. It was more than we had 
ever done before, but it was done, and some- 
thing more to spare. The offering of the Week of 
Self-denial was more than an hundred dollars 
larger than last year. In the spring we re- 
ported to the Union more than our apportion- 
ment of $2,100 for Foreign Missions, and more 
than a thousand dollars beyond the $2,000 asked 
of us for Home Missions. Nor was this all : 
new societies formed were continually, and, 
have averaged almost two to every week of the 
year. 

Sunday School Mission Day was observed in 
the fall, largely through the influence of the 
societies, with a good result. The money from 
this offering, however, is not included in this 
report. 

Already, ere the celebration of tliis da,}\ the 
box-packing season had arrived. The needs of 
fifty-three missionary families are being pro- 
vided for, in whole or in part by as many socie- 
ties. The value of thirty boxes packed this 
fall is included in the statement given below. 



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Besides all this— or rather, one great cause of 
all this — has been the untiring work of many 
of the Associational Vice-Presidents. Through 
plans of reporting adopted at the Annual s 
Meeting last year, the societies were asked to 
report quarterly to the Vice-Presidents, as well 
as the Corresponding Secretary of the Central 
Committee, thus bringing themselves into clo- 
ser and more helpful relations with these offi- 
cers. Though all have not acted on this often 
repeated suggestion and request, quite a num- 
ber have done so, and the plan has begun to 
work admirably. A number of Association 
Missionary Meetings were held, and were eve- 
rywhere, except when rain prevented, well at- 
tended. 

In a number of instances the minutes of these 
Woman's Missionary Meetings were included 
with those of the Association itself. To all the 
Associations which the Central Committee 
could reach, a report of the Woman's Work 
was sent, and as far as heard from, received 
bv the Associations and included in the body 
of their proceedings. 

All this is of utmost significance, as show- 
ing the important place accredited to Woman's 
Mission work throughout the bounds of our 
State. 

A large and diligent year's work has been 
accomplished by the Central Committee, of 
which I give below a summary of the part 
directly in my charge : 

Letters written. 1,432; postals. 363; quarterly 
letters. 2,320; leaflets, 7.220; minutes, 775; col- 



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lection envelopes, 6,200; report blanks, 3,890; 
total leaflets, blanks, etc., 16.085. 

Perhaps you may" ask, what shall vve do in 
the coming year, which has not been done in 
this? May I point out some of the things we 
lack — not in any sense of blame, but because 
our calling is so high that we earnestly desire 
to fulfill it; and moreover, because I. by the 
choice of others, am in a position to know 
much of the societies at large. First, then, 
our societies, as a whole, need deeper spirit- 
uality in their meetings. This grows largely 
out of the fact that in many societies there is 
not a single member who will lead in prayer, 
and in many more only one or two who will 
offer this service, and make this sacrifice, 
which all will admit is for the good of all. 
Should this be so? What we really want will 
we not willingly ask for ? There has been 
marked improvement here, but you will bear 
me out in saying we are still short of w^hat 
we should be. 

Another thing w^e lack is a deeper knowl- 
edge of missions. We have greatly advanced 
in this, also, but the leaders of the societies 
especially need to go further in this direction. 
Those who have regularly attended the Mis- 
sionary Society for some years wish a broader 
knowledge of these subjects than can be given 
in even the most interesting current magazine 
or leaflets. We see in these generally the 
facts of to-day, without the foundation work 
that has made these facts possible. 

I would recommend each society to buy one 
or two missionary books every year. Make 



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these the basis of a thorough knowledge of one 
mission fields, which shall be a regular course 
of study for the year, carried out side by side 
with the study of current missionary events, 
as given in the Journal, Home Field, and leaf- 
lets sent out by the Committee. For such 
study no better books could not be recommend- 
ed tiiati one by one of our missionaries, and 
another about one of them. Dr. Graves's Forty 
Years in China gives something of the history 
of this vast empire, and especially the changes 
which have taken place there during his pe- 
riod of service. The Life of Dr. Yates spans 
almost the whole period of missionary effort 
in that country, and reveals the manner and 
necessities of this work as typified in one no- 
ble life. Two such books as these, read side 
by -side throughout the year, will lift the whole 
society to a higher knowledge, and a deeper 
interest, in this great field. What is true of 
Cliina, is true of every mission field. Try this 
plan, or something similar to it. 

Again, we lack more earnest and continued 
effort to bring all the women of the church 
into the society. One society has in it every 
lady member of tlie church but two, and is 
hoping for these. This is, however, the marked 
exception. If the Woman's Missionary Society 
is good for us, good for the church to which 
we belong, we ow^e it to our sisters and our 
church to continual endeavor to get all to join 
us. I would urge all societies to begin the new 
year M^ith a wise, thoughtful, united and con- 
tinued effort to increase their membership. 

And last of the things still lacking, which I 



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shall mention, the societies need missionary 
exercise — a putting into practice those things 
which we harn to admire and pray for in 
our missionaries. We pray for new mission- 
aries, but fail to pray to be made missionaries; 
we ask success in soul- winning for our substi- 
tutes, but not for ourselves. The department 
of Neighborhood Missions was added to our 
report two years ago. We hoped through them 
to see the societies enter upon a larger, fuller 
consecration of self to mission work within 
the radius of their own neighborhoods. But 
comparatively few have entered this work. 
Why not? Are there not those who need this 
work ? Is there not room for mothers* meet- 
ings, neighborhood prayer-meetings, Sunday 
Schools and sevi^ing schools among the poor in 
your neighborhood? If there is, then, if in 
your place, what would Jesus do? '* 

I have in these suggestions sought to be 
very practical. Every society whose report I 
have received, closes by saying : " We want to 
do better."' There are some ways by which 
this wish may be fulfilled. 

But we have done well. We aimed at $7,000, 
we lack $107 of reaching it. We have given 
$6,898. and from my heart, and calling on each 
one of you to join me, I thank God and take 
courage. 

The annual report of Mrs. J. A. Briggs. Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Woman's Central 
Committee, was read by Miss Wilder, of Louis- 
burg. 



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Annual Report of the Woman's Central Com- 
m tteefor the Year ending Dec. 1, 1898. 



Atlantic Association— 

Kinstoii $142 15 

Sunbeams, Kinston 4 71 

(xoldsboro 170 65 

Sunbeams, Goldsboro 5 00 

Girl's Band, Goldsboro _ . . 18 00 

Pollocksville 23 72 

Tabernacle, Newbern 28 36 

Sunbeams, Tabernarde 1 00 

Middle Street. Ne wbern 90 15 

Union 2 00 

Eureka . 35 

Piny Grove 3 50 

LaGrange 5 00 

Mt. Nelson 60 

Ayden 1 35 



496 54 

Bladen Association — 

Abbottsburg 7 85 

Galleed 8 25 

Young Ladies, White Lake. 2 43 



18 52 

Beulah Association— 

Lea Bethel 6 00 

Trinity 5 45 

Yancey ville 18 88 

Antioch 16 10 

Milton 3 75 

Sunbeams, Milton 75 



3 45 93 



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Brushy Mountain Association — 

North Wilkesboro $4 65 



4 65 

Cape Fear Association— 
Southport 21 22 



21 22 

Caldwell Association— 
Lenoir .... 11 00 



11 00 

Columbus Association — 

"Whiteville 16 15 

Sunbeams, Whiteville. 5 82 

Griffin's Cross Roads 4 86 

Smyrna 3 96 

Sunbeams, Smyrna 2 80 



33 59 

Central Association — 

1st Church, Raleigh 277 16 

Yates Band, 1st Cliurch, Raleigh.... 77 67 

Young Ladies Soc, 1st Ch. Raleigh.. 40 35 

Wake Forest 185 79. 

Sunbeams, Wake Forest 31 90 

Youngsville 44 54 

Sunbeams. Youngsville . . 3 70 

Rolesville 10 25 

West Raleigh 6 42 

Perry's Chapel 18 76 

Sunbeams, Perry's Chapel 5 09 

Forestville 18 27 



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Flat Rock $52 82 

Sunbeams, Franklinton 14 68 

Sunbeams, Forest ville 2 71 

Neuse 12 10 

Wake Union 2 73 



804 94 

Cedar Creek Association— 

Sunbeams, Hope Mills 9 60 

Hope Mills.. 4 45 



14 05 

Chowan Association— 

Elizabeth City 88 20 

Reynoldson 16 17 

Sawyer's Creek 8 00 



107 37 

Eastern Association — 

Mt. Olive 12 04 

Magnolia - . - 2 50 

Warsaw 33 35 

Bear Marsh 3 81 

Clinton 15 20 

Sunbeams, Clinton 1 05 

Sunbeams. Kenansville 20 00 

Wilmington 109 92 

Corinth 19 30 

Sunbeams, Mt. Olive. 4 67 

South Side, Wilmington 4 23 



226 07 

Flat River Association — 

Stovall $4 13 

Maggie Nutt Society, Oxford 43 37 



20 

Hester's $9 63 

Sunbeams, Virgilia 10 81 

Mt. Zion • 3 00 

Oxford 116 82 

Sunbeams, Oxford 5 25 

Island Creek 22 40 

Mill Creek 9 00 

Roxboro 5 00 



229 41 

Green River Association— 

Rutherfordton 99 66 

Sunbeams, Rutherfordton 11 94 

Marion _ 8 95 

Montford Cove 8 77 

Bethel 7 35 

Pleasant Hill 33 23 

French Broad 1 39 

Round Hill 8 31 

Dysartsville (2 quarters) 1 86 

Old Fort 1 70 



183 16 

Kings Mountain Association— 

Shelby 61 70 

Sunbeams, Shelby 3 41 

Kings Mountain 6 00 



71 11 

Liberty Association — 

Lexington 51 50 

Thomasville 7 40 

Orphanage 10 38 



69 28 



21 

Little River Association — 

Benson $7 59 

Piny Grove _ 1 82 

Lillington . . 56 

Dunn 13 68 

Hector Creek 1 15 

Friendship 1 50 



26 30 

Mt. Zion Association— 

Mt. (iilead 12 15 

1st Church, Durham 134 30 

Sunbeams, 1st Church, Durham 12 92 

2d Church. Durham 24 28 

Young Ladies, Durham 12 00 

Lystra 22 05 

Chapel Hill 39 00 

Burlington 13 40 



270 10 

Montgomery Association — 

Bethel 5 00 



5 00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association— 

Try on Street, Charlotte 94 50 

Young People, Tryon St., Charlotte. 43 75 

Olivet 19 75 

Sunbeams, Tryon St., Charlotte 5 25 



163 25 

Pilot Mountain Association— 

Madison 5 00 

Sunbeams, Madison 5 00 



22 



Mt. Airy $19 20 

Waughtown 52 11 

1st Church. Winston 139 50 

Young Ladies, Winston 15 16 

Leaksville 55 24 

Sunbeams, Broad St., Winston 11 00 



302 21 

Pee Dee Association — 

Sunbeams, Pee Dee 1 2B 

Rockingham 44 21 

Pee Dee 8 23 

Morven . 3 6a 

Sunbeams, Morven.. ' 5 78 

Pleasant Grove 20 68 

Wadesboro 91 70 

Laurinburg 107 90 

Sunbeams. Laurinburg 26 65 

Spring Hill 1 82 21 

Roberdel 19 40 

Girl's Band, Wadesboro 15 31 

Ansonville 7 15 

Sunbeams. Spring Hill 4 52 

Sunbeams, Wadesboro 13 24 

Sunbeams. Pleasant Hill 1 05 

Norwood 2 25 

Lilesville 4 08 



459 2a 

Piedmont Association — 
Young Ladies, Washington Street 

Greensboro - 87 70 

Greensboro 84 25 

Sunbeams, Greensboro 5 00 

High Point 56 57 



23 

Summerfield $10 02 

Reidsville.. 50 50 

Ramseur • 24 17 

Sunbeams. Summerfield. 50 



318 71 

Raleigh Association— 

Smithfield 6 75 

Apex 43 20 

Sunbeams, Apex 9 27 

Mt. Moriah 8 80 

Ephf sus 2 15 

Sunbeams, Ephesus 22 21 

Holly Springs 16 85 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 2 15 

Tabernacle .• 168 65 

Sunbeams, Tabernacle 14 08 

1 eesville . 4 00 

Mt. Bermon 11 28 

Sunbeams, Mt. Hermon 6 57 

Morrisville 25 70 

Pleasant Grove 1 70 

Selma 4 40 

Sunbeams, Selma. 4 00 

Vallie Green. Gary 42 00 

Wilson's Mills 2 40 

Garner 12 35 

Clayton 21 60 

Salem 3 70 

Green Level 7 75 

Shady Grove 3 00 

Wakefield 2 60 

Sunbeams, Salem 2 28 



449 44 



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Robeson Association— 

Lumber Bridge $5 00 

Lumberton 108 05 

Sunbeams, Lumberton 16 19 

Raft Swamp 15 86 

Ephesus . 1 41 

Back Swamp 36 55 

Ashpole 16 95 

Sunbeams, Ashpole . 2 95 

Red Springs 6 10 

Sunbeams, Red Springs 5 70 

Centerville 18 76 

Spring Hill 10 15 

Maxton 50 28 

Sunbeams, Maxton 3 64 

Big Branch 18 12 

Antioch 11 25 

Pleasant Hill 1 45 

Tolarsville 13 91 

Sunbeams, Tolarsville 05 

Cedar drove 2 89 

Jackson's Swamp. 74 

Saddle Tree 7 19 

Long Branch 3 90 

Bethany 1 25 

Rennert 13 90 

Pleasant Hope 1 15 



367 39 

Sandy Run Association — 

Caroleen 3 30 

Henrietta 22 10 



25 40 



35 



South Yadkin Association — 



Statesville |60 10 

Cleveland- 5 21 

New Bethany 50 

Cedar Creek 35 

Salisbury 14 00 

Sunbeams, Salisbury 



81 08 

Sandy Creek Association— 

Pittsboro . 37 38 

Siler City... . 21 40 

Sunbeams, Siler City 8 53 

Jonesboro 15 26 

Carthage 25 00 

Aberdeen 47 93 

Sunbeams. Aberdeen.. 4 50 

Brush Creek 6 60 

Sunbeams, Carthage 1 85 

Manly 37 67 

Sanford . 4 10 

May's Chapel 1 00 

James Maske Academy ... 481 

216 03 

South River Association— 

Spring Branch 8 03 

Fayette ville 77 07 

Antioch 6 88 

Salem 20 67 

Autryville 4 38 

White Oak 1 57 

Sunbeams, Salem 1 26 



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Elizabeth $3 02 



122 88 

South Fork Association— 

Gastonia 20 00 

Kids Chapel 61 



20 61 

Stanly Association— 

Albemarle 35 00 

Big Lick 2 22 



37 22 

Tar River Association— 

Henderson 102. 21 

Sunbeams, Henderson 40 74 

Washington 14 65 

Sunbeams, Washington 9 61 

Scotland Neck 34 55 

Sunbeams, Scotland Neck 6 70 

Poplar Springs 25 00 

Weldon 17 50 

Sunbeams, Louisburg 4 75 

Louisburg 87 69 

Wilson . 70 32 

Sunbeams, Wilson 4 54 

Rocky Mount . 55 72 

Gardeners 10 50 

Warren Plains 10 95 

Battleboro 2 13 

Young Girls. Henderson 4 30 

Maplesville 23 70 

Hobgood 6 10 

Tillery 1 50 



27 

Enfield $27 05 

Sunbeams, Weldon .... 4 50 

Littleton 2 00 



566 71 

Union Association— 

Oak Grove 5 90 

Monroe . _ 42 00 

Meadow Branch .... 7 40 

Workers' Band, Monroe 32 37 



87 67 

West Chowan Association— 

Pine Forest . 3 22 

Rich Square . 12 23 

Roberts' Chapel Cadets 15 78 

Union .. 17 50 

Mt. Tabor 38 93 

Cashie 20 28 

Sumbeams, Cashie 6 27 

Elam 16 82 

Galatia ....... 18 80 

Ross , 19 00 

Potecasi . . .... 14 40 

Sandy Run 4 25 

Roanoke 28 15 

Buckhorn 88 47 

Murfreesboro . 2 80 

Sunbeams, Murfreesboro ... 19 95 

Republican 6 59 

Meherrin 2 32 

Sunbeams, Meherrin 9 93 

Hebron . 25 68 

Holly Grove .... 7 58 



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Sunbeams, Colerain._ $4 87 

Lawrence's X Roads : 9 91 

Dudley Grove 1 50 

Lewiston 8 89 

Kelford Sunday School 3 00 

Sunbeams Roanoke. 7 48 

Sunbeams, Aulander 5 00 

Shiioh 5 00 

Mt. Carmel 1 92 

Little Gleaners. Buckhorn 1 00 

Holly Grove School House 6 00 

Aulander 6 50 



489 52 

No Association Given — 

Rose Church 3 20 

A Friend 5 00 

Mrs. Gilmore 2 00 

Mary Strickland 1 85 

Union 1 35 

Mrs. Winborn 11 80 

Rock Fjsh 8 45 

Waxhaw 2 71 

Mrs. Tollett 5 00 



41 86 • 

Total, divided as follows : 

Foreign Missions . 2.070 11 

Home Missions..-. 2.702 72 

State Missions 1.152 11 

Orphanage 829 16 

Education 5 41 

Louisville Seminary 6 40 

Relief Fund 8 15 



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Expense Fund - $2 18 

Sunday Schools 10 69 

Cubans, box 50 00 

6,385 98 

Supplementary Report — 

Flat Rock, Central 7 94 

Pleasant Hill, Robeson 8 95 

Tolarsville, Robeson 8 25 

White Oak. Green River 94 

Leesville, Robeson 9 88 

Young People, Charlotte. M and C. 31 00 

Sunbeams, Henderson, Tar River.. 2 25 

Sunbeams, Tabernacle 

Newbern. Atlantic 1 00 

Tabernacle. Newbern, Atlantic 5 00 

Yates Band. Raleigh, Central 8 10 

Mt. Hermon. Raleigh 27 80 

Mrs. Cole's Sunday School Class. . . 1 50 

Morris ville, Raleigh 26 26 

Raft Swamp. Robeson 4 76 

Sunbeams, 1st Church, Durham, 

Mt. Zion 12 00 

Monroe, Union 78 00 

Sunbeams. Rehoboth, W. Chowan. 19 45 

Scotland Neck, Tar River 105 95 

Fayetteville, South River 55 00 

GreensboroPiedmont 36 25 

Lumberton, Ashpole and Pleaant 

Hill, Robeson 75 26 

Pittsboro, Sandy Creek 46 81 

Burlington, Mt. Zion. 17 00 

Gary, Raleigh 22 00 

Ramseur, Piedmont 53 72 



Mont ford Cove, Green River . . $2 55 



(556 97 

Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions 29 80 

Home Missions 2 05 

State Missions 38 28 

Orphanage 7 94 

Boxes 578 45 

Cliristmas Offering 55 



656 97 

Grand Total — 

Foreign Missions 1,430 99 

Christmas Offering 569 47 

Total for Foreign Missions 2,000 46 

Home Missions 708 89 

Value of Boxes 2,077 19 

Self-denial 497 14 

Total for Home Missions. 3,283 22 

State Missions 1,190 39 

Orphanage 337 10 

Education 5 41 

Seminary . 5 40 

Relief 8 15 

Expense Fund 2 18 

Sunday Schools 10 69 

Cuban Sufferers. 50 00 



Total 



6,893 00 



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Of the above amount the Sunbeams 



have contributed to 
Foreign Missions - 

Home Missions 

State Missions 



$183 ^3 
159 48 
165 99 



Total 

Respectfully submitted. 



509 80 



MRS. J. A. BRIGGS. 



Note.— There will be found to be $36.25 dif- 
ference in this report and that rendered to the 
State Convention and reported in the minutes 
of that body. This mistake was made by a 
Society m reporting and not corrected until 
after the report to the Convention had been 
made. 

Report from Miss Elizabeth Briggs, Band 
Superintendent, was read by Miss Mary Car- 
ter, of Raleigh. 

REPORT OF BAND SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE 
YEAR 1898. 

When making out a report for the Sunbeam 
work of the year, one alternates between en- 
couragement and discouragement. Encourage- 
ment at what has been done, and discourage- 
ment that more has not been accomplished. 

In reviewing the year's work let us profit by 
our mistakes, and strive to make of them step- 
ping-stones to help us over the difficult places 
in the work of the coming year. 

There is one difficulty of which several lead- 
ers have written me to this eifect, — " I would 



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like to have public missionary exercises by the 
children of my band, but they are at school, 
and constant attendance at the practices in- 
terferes with their studies and needed Exercise." 
When I received these letters I sympathized 
witli the leaders and the children. I feel sure 
that occasional public meetings are of benefit. 
It is the work of teaching the children their 
parts, and then getting them to attend the 
practices, that makes it hard for the leader. 
It seems to me, that the remedy for these ills 
would be to teach the children bright, pretty, 
missionary songs and recitations all during the 
year. When you wish to hav^e a public service 
make up a program of the pieces the children 
already know, with possibly a few additions. 
Several practices in which to teach them their 
places, and the order of the songs and recita- 
tions will be all that is necessary. 

Another suggestion in regard to the " Week 
of Self-denial. " We all know how few and 
far between are the pennies which come into 
the children's possession . For them time might 
be lengthened into a month of self-denial. 
This is merely a hint to the leader, as it has 
been successfully tried in some bands. 

The child who is not fond of listening to in- 
teresting stories is a rare exception. Nothing 
delights a boy more than to be told a thrilling 
adventure with the assurance that it is really 
true. Where could more perilous situations 
or narrow escapes be found than in the lives 
of our great missionaries, who never knew fear, 
nor turned from danger ? I wish every band 
leader had that wonderful book, "The Story 



of Yates the Missionary."' Surely such a niaii 
as he was must be dear to tlieheart of eveiy 
healtliy. active boy, and his brave wife an in- 
spiration .to every girl. 

During the past year three hundred and 
three letters and eight postals liave been writ- 
ten to the Sunbeam Societies by your Band 
Superintendent. Replies have come from many 
of the bands, yet a number of ietters sent out 
have never been anssvered. Interest in the 
the work will certainly be increased by per- 
sonal communications. 

We have welcomed twenty-five new societies 
to our ranks, but as many of them were added 
late in the year, little work has as yet been 're- 
ported from them. I should like to call at- 
tention to the fact, that though ninety-three 
Sunbeam Societies are ennAled. they jepresent 
only twenty-five Associations. Surely we 
ought to have the children in every Associa- 
tion trained in mission work. 

The most discouraging fact that we have to 
record for the year is our financial falling off. 
Eight hundred dollars (|800 00) was set as our 
standard, and we have not come up to the six 
hundred and seventy-eight dollars ($678.00) of 
1897. Our report shows onlj^ five hundred and 
nine dollars and thirty cents (§509.30) for this 
year. I am sure however, that this does not 
represent all given by the children. At the 
beginning of this year I received letters telling 
me of more money given in '97 than had been 
reported, and I feel sure such will be the case 
this year. I want to ask the band leaders to 
be especially careful in the new year to send 



the quarterly reports promptly and made out 
separately from the ' I'eports of the women's 
societies. While the money i^oes to tlie same 
objects yet the children should be encouraged 
by having full credit for what they do. 

We liave, I think, a good outlook for this 
year. Lately several bright letters from leaders 
show a new interest in tlie work. Shall we 
not thank the Heavenly Father daily that He 
has given us the privilege of awakening in the 
hearts of these little ones the desire for the 
spread of His Kingdom? 

F^LIZABETH N. BrIGGS. 

The following committees were appointed : 

Resolutions. — Mrs. Hight C. Moore, Miss Ma- 
bel Vaughan. Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Howard, 
Miss Carter. Miss Hardy, Mrs. Allen. 

Plcnis of Work.— Miss (irace Brown. Mrs. 
James l ong. Miss E. A. Draughan. Mrs. S. A. 
Howard, Mrs. Shaw. 

Obituaries. — Miss Lizzie Savage. Miss Green, 
Miss Wilder. Miss Speight, Mrs. Terrell. 

Closing devotional exercises. 



SECOND SESSION. 

Friday Afternoon. 

Dec. 9. 3 o'clock. 
Opening devotional exercises conducted by 
Mrs. Hight C. Moore, Newbern. 

Dr. Willingham, of the Foreign Mission 
Board, spoke on the subject. '• Woman and the 
Bible." 



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Recommendations on the Foreign Mission 
Board were read and adopted. 

Tiie following Associational Vice-Presidents 
made reports of their work : 

Miss Draughan reported for the Atlantic 
Association. 

Mrs. Howard reported for the Sonth River 
Association. 

Prayer and praise service, conducted by Mrs. 
Long, (ioldsboro 

Mrs. Shaw reported for the Tar River Asso- 
ciation. 

Miss Grace Brown reported for tJie West 
Cliowan Association. 

Words of clieer were given by a number of 
representatives from societies. 

Mrs. George Greene, of Canton, gave an ex- 
ceedingly interesting sketch of a Chinese wo- 
man's life, illustrating by articles of dress, 
food and worship. 

THIRD SESSION. 

Saturday Morning, 

Dec. 10. 10 oclock. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Miss 
Draughan, of Kinston. 

Rev. John E. White delivered an address on 
State Missions. 

The recommendations of the Home Board 
were read and adopted. 

The following questions were discussed : 

1. What is the reason for the indifference of 
the churches to the cause of missions ? Dis- 
cussion opened by Mrs. Highfc C. Moore. 



2. Do churches whfch have Missionary Soci- 
eties give more to missions than those that 
have no societies? Discussion opened by Miss 
Draugha n . 

3. What is the true relation of school work 
to missions? Discussion opened by Miss Grace 
Brown. 

4. Need of sending single ladies in the field. 
Discussion opened by Mrs. Howard. 

Miss Anna (ireene read a paper on school 
work in Cfinton, (. hina. 

5. What is the proper relation of the Society 
to the Church? Discussion opened by Mrs. Long. 

Messages were given from societies not be- 
fore heard from. 

Mrs wShaw was called to the chair. 

Miss Heck, in behalf of the Central Com- 
mittee, presented and spoke on the Central 
Committee Recommendations for the next 
year. After a number of sentence prayers the 
Recommendations were unanimously adopted. 

RECOMMEiXDATIONS OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO 
THE MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 

Rejoicing in the evidence of Divine bless- 
ing on the united work of the societies in the 
])ast, and desiring in love and gratitude an 
increase of our work for the conversion of the 
world, your Central Comiiiittee would recom- 
mend for the year 1898-'99 : 

1. That the societies make renewed and con- 
tinued efforts to secure the membership of all 
the female members of their churches; that 
tliey give their aid and hearty support to the 
organization and maintenance of Children's 



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Mission Bands; that they use their influence 
to introduce into their churches the observance 
of the montlily concert of prayer for missions; 
that they hold tliemseives ever rendy, as ser- 
vants of the church, to urge forward both as 
societies and individuals, the work of Home, 
State, and P'oreign Missions. 

2. That the societies observe again this year, 
as hitherto, and as is recommended by the 
Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, tlie Christmas Offering 
and the Week of Prayer for Missions, tlie Week 
of Self-denial and Prayer for Home Missions, 
and use their influence toward the observance of 
Bible and Mission Da,ys in the Sunday Schools. 

3. That tlie sum of $500 from the Christmas 
Offering be devoted to the support of Mr. T. 
C. Britton. of Soochow, China, the Yates 
Memorial missionary. 

4. That while marked increase in tlie gifts 
to State Missions has been made in the last 
two years, continued emphasis be placed upon 
this; that it be also remembered that the Home 
Board needs enlarged funds for work in Cuba, 
and that the Foreign Mission Board looks to the 
Woman's Missionary Societies of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention for $80,000. the amount 
necessary for the support of all our female 
missionaries. 

5. Since interest without knowledge is im- 
possible, we again urge upon the Woman's 
Missionary Societies subscription to the For- 
eign Mission Journal, Our Home Field, and the 
Biblical Recorder ; and upon the Sunbeams the 
taking of Kind Words. 



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6. That societies put themselves in commu- 
nioation with tlie Vice-Presidents of tlieir As- 
sociations, and send them regularly duplicates 
of the Quarterly Report sent to the Corres- 
IDonding hjeoretary of the Central Committee; 
that they also assist these officers in the main- 
tenance of an Annual Association Missionary 
Meeting. 

7. Since the societies are organized for world- 
wide missions, tliat the members give not only 
money, but themselves, to mission work, seek- 
ing out the poor and the ignorant around 
them, organizing and maintaining mothers' 
meeting-, neighborhood prayer-meetings or 
sewing schools. 

8. That in view of the past increase in the 
gifts of the Women and Children's Mission 
Societies, connected with our Convention, we 
take for our aim for the year (December, 
1898-'99) giving $7,5' 0. to be divided as fol- 
lows: $2,600 to Foreign xMissions, $3,400 to 
Home Missions, and $1,500 to State Missions. 

Miss Brown, for committee, read recom- 
mendations on Plans of Work, which were 
adopted. 

PLANS OP WORK. 
We recommend : 

1. That the Central Committee urge the As- 
sociational Vice-Presidents to hold a meeting 
of the societies one afternoon during each 
Union Meeting; or if she is unable to attend, 
that she secure some suitable person to take 
her place ; that each society representatives to 
these meetings. 



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2. That each Vice-President urge every soci- 
ety under her care to take some definite aim 
for the year's work. 

3. As the Associational Vice-Presidents have 
found it exceedingly helpful to have societies 
report to them, as well as to Mrs. Briggs. that 
the Central Committee empliasize tlie impor- 
tance of this, and urge the societies to report 
promptly every quarter. 

4. Recognizing the fact that many of the 
societies wish to contribute to the Orphan- 
age and other objects of our denomination, the 
Centra] Committee is urged to insist in such 
cases that this shall be over and above the 
regular dues of the society already pledged to 
Home. Foreign and JState Missions. It is sug- 
gested to societies that they have an extra 
fund of a penny or more each month on which 
to draw for contributions to special objects. 

5. Although tlie Central Committee has 
been impressing upon societies the importance 
of Neighborhood Missions, we further ask 
them to urge each society to appoint a com- 
mittee to look up the poor and afflicted in 
the community, and to aid them spiritually 
and physically. 

6. That the societies ask the Associations 
with which they are connected to have a page 
of their minutes devoted to the Woman's 
Work. 

Miss Grace T. Brown. 
Mrs. W. B. Shaw. 
Miss E. A. Draughan. 
Mrs. Samuel Howard. 
Mrs. James Long. 



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Mrs. Picot. from Como. read an essay for 
Vrs. Lacy Hoge. of Concord. entitled, "Facing 
the New Year.'' 

Miss Savage, for the Committee on Obitu- 
aries, read tlie report, which was adopted, as 
follows : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Tlie Committee on Obituaries respectfully 
submit the following report : 

Whereas, It has pleased our loving Father, 
whose ways are beyond our knowing, to re- 
move from our Union since our last meeting, 
two of our beloved sisters and efficient workers, 
Mrs. Mary Stovali, of Stovall Society, G-ran- 
ville County, and Miss Daisy Bright, of New 
Hope Society, Atlantic Association. 

Resolved 1. That we thoroughly appreciate 
their zealous work for the cause of missions, 
and commend their example to the earnest 
consideration of our sisters. 

Resolved 2. That a copy of these resolutions 
be put in the minutes of our Union. 

Miss Lizzie Savage. 
Miss Rosa Speight. 
Miss Elizabeth Wilder. 
Miss Alvada Green. 

Mrs. H. C. Moore read the report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolutions, which was adopted. 

REPORT OF committee ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Report is as follows : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies of the North Carolina 



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Baptist Convention be and are hereby extended 
to the citizens of Greenville for their generous 
hospitality, and to the Methodist Church for 
the use of its liouse of worship. 

We desire also to express our appreciation to 
the Kinston people, who so kindly entertained 
us while in their city. 

We desire tliat these resolutions be published 
in the Daily Reflector. 

' Miss HiGHT C. Moore. 

Mrs. W. G. Freeman. 

Miss M. W. Hardy. 

Miss M. D. Vaughan. 

Mrs. W. O. Allen. 

Miss Mary Carter. 

Mrs. Greene and Miss Greene, who were to 
return to China on December 28. 1898, spoke 
touching words of farewell, and one by one 
bade farewell to those present. 

Miss Draughan led in prayer. 

After the hymn, ''God be with you till we 
meet again." the Eighth Annual Session of 
the Woman's Missionary Societies adjourned 
to meet December, 1899. at the same time and 
place as the Baptist State Convention. 



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YEARLY STATISTICS SINCE APPOINTMENT OF 
CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

1886 $1,000.95 

1887 1,718.46 

1888 • . 1,881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1890 1,931.56 

1891 3,128. 14 

1892 8,916.85 

1893 (Ceiitenial contribut'n included- 4, 955. 71 

1894 2,374,97 

1895 4,491.88 

1896 ... 3,96f).54 

1897 6.272.83 

1898 6,898.00 



Total 



44, 664, 88 



MINUTES OF THE 
NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



Woman's IVlissionary Societies 

Auxiliary to the Baptist State Convention 
of North Carolina 

HELD IN THE 



Methodist Church, AshevilIvE 
December 6th and 7Th 



1899 



RALEIGH, N. C. 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS 
1900 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. S., and through 
them the mission cause, will be greatly advanced 
by an annual meeting, we their representatives, 
organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The Annual 
Meeting of the W. M. S. of the Baptist 
Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each Society (with four additional 
representatives from the local Society ) , and one 
adult female representative from each Mission 
Band in correspondence with the Central Commit- 
tee. Members of the Central Committee shall be 
members by right of office. All other members c-f 
Societies shall be welcome visitors, but only repre- 
sentatives shall be entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to discuss 
and recommend plans for the furtherance of the 
work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same city, 
and at the same time, as the Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 



G. Ropreseutatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute i\ quorum. 

7. The progi amme of tlie meetings shall be pre- 
pared by a joint committee of the Central Com- 
mittee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present at 
a regular annual meeting, three months' notice of 
desired change having been given the Central 
Committee. 



PROCEEDI NGS, 



Thursday Morning, December 6. 

The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies, auxiliary to the Baptist State 
Convention, convened in the Central Methodist 
Church, Asheville, Thursday, December 6, at 
10 o'clock, the President, Miss Fannie E. S. 
Heck, of Raleigh, in the chair. 

Meeting opened with devotional exercises by 
Mrs. Tucker, of Asheville, N. C. 

Address of welcome was made by Mrs. John, 
Starnes, of Asheville, N. C, in behalf of the ladies 
of the city. 

• Response by Mrs. Tyree, of Durham, N. C. 

Enrollment of delegates showed the following 
ladies in attendance: 

Mrs. J. L. Morgan, Marion; Miss Dora Hain- 
rick; Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Rutherf ordton ; Mrs. 
J. A. Holcomb, West End, Asneville ; Mrs. M. L. 
Justice, Rutherf ordton ; Mrs. Chas, R. Whitaker, 
Fern Hill, Biltmore; Mrs. Harvey Crist, Winston- 
Salem; Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salemburg; Mrs. J. Gr. 
Pulliam, Lenoir; Mrs. J. K. Hankins, Lexington; 
Miss Julia Highsmith, 2d Church, Durham; Mrs. 
J. T. Justice, Beaver Dam; Mrs. Jason Ashworth, 
Fairview; Miss Sallie Bright, Murphy; Mrs. A. S. 
Holcomb, Clyde; Mrs. B. F. Hill, Clyde; Mrs. 
E. A. Yarborough, Hendersonville ; Mrs. H. Mon- 



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tague, Winston-Salem; Mrs. C. Sorrell, Leesville; 
Mrs. J. H. Tucker, First Chnrch, Asheville; Mrs. 
W. E. Logan, West End, Asheville; Mrs. M. L. 
Richardson, Greensboro; Mrs. J. l^'. Parrott, Kin- 
ston; Miss Ethel Taylor, Wake Forest; Miss Alice 
C. Ferrell, Raleigh; Mrs. H. A. Brown, Winston- 
Salem; Miss Eva Patrick, Rockingham; Mrs. 
W. C. Tyree, Durham; Miss Mary Stradley, Beaver 
Dam; Miss Hattie Siler, Waynesville; Miss Lida 
Carter; Mrs. Hooper; Mrs. R. L. Moore, Mars 
Hill; Miss Bessie Worthington, Wilson; Miss 
Malonee, Charlotte; Mrs. Lucy Coleman, Church- 
ill; Mrs. D. Rich, Winston-Salem. 

Miss Draughan was called to the chair, and 
presided during the election of officers for the 
Ninth Annual Meeting, which resulted as folows: 
Fannie E. S. Heck, President, and D. Rich, Sec- 
retary. 

A duet was sung by Mrs. Thomas, of Kinston, 
and Mr. Betts. 

This being the first annual meeting since the 
Woman's Central Committees of the Western 
Baptist Convention and the North Carolina Bap- 
tist State Convention united, a formal welcome 
was tendered to the W^estern Societies by Mrs. 
Harvey Crist, of Salem. This was responded to 
by Mrs. \ arborough, of Asheville. 

As President of the Central Committee, ]\Iiss 
Heck made her annual address as follows: 



A.XiVUAL ADDRESS. 



Few Christians enjoy a whole Bible. Some of 
its most precious promises are put in the past, 
ethers are projected far into the future. 

Isaiah, calling the men of his day to a higher, 
purer religious life, assured them of beauties 
and glories which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
nor which it had entered into the heart of man 
to conceive, yet which God, he said, had prepared 
for His people in their own land of Palestine. 
Again, in the New Testament, Paul takes up the 
strain, promising to those of his day and time 
these same beauties and glories in the years of 
their earthly life. But we, wanting in faith that 
the kingdom of heaven is wath us, have projected 
this promise into the future, impoverishing our- 
selves of all these unspeakable joys by our want 
of anticipation of them. 

Christ at the feast He has prepared is 
over calling to the lowliest of His children 
to come up higher. Here no salt, as in the 
olden days, divides the lowest from the high- 
est; all may rise to nearness to tne Master of 
the feast. But how? To the usual grace of 
prayer and faith, or rather leading to them, must 
be added knowledge; ever emphasized in the Scrip- 
tures, little dwelt upon in our teaching. Here 
is the very foundation of life, for to know God is 
life eternal. Turn to the Epistles of Paul 
vvhich, next to the words of Christ Himself, have 
been the guide of the church in all ages, and 
trace through them the exhortations to learn of 



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God: "Add to your faitli knowledge;" "Grow 
in grace and in knowledj:'e of God;" "Increase" in 
wisdom and in the knowledge of God" — and 
.■farther, see how every Christian grace must 
spring from a fuller undei-standing of God and 
His work. Turn to that faith cnapter in He- 
brews and see the summary — "For he that com- 
eth unto God must believe that He is, and that 
He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek 
Him." Yet how shall we know His rewards unless 
we know whom and how He has rewarded? God 
has revealed Himself to us in His Word; He is 
revealing Himself to us in His loorks. 

To-day we meet to consider one branch of God's 
work in the world. As I have often said in these 
last years, T used to believe that knowledge of 
missions would be sufficient to make all ardent 
supporters of this greatest effort of the CJhristian 
church. I do not think so nov/. It is not knowl- 
edge of missions that we need, but knowledge of 
God through missions. This is the end and ob- 
ject of all mission study. He has dealt so. He 
changes not. He will deal so. He has com- 
manded. It will stand. Knowledge of God in 
His world to-day is essential to larger, more in- 
telligent work for Him. 

Moaern missions have passed the experi- 
mental stage. They have turned a hundred 
years. The Acts of the Apostles cover a 
period of thirty years; these new acts of the 
Apostles a hundred. When Paul died there were, 
perhaps, eight or nine hundred thousand who had 
heard and heeded. To say nothing of the mil- 



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lions reached by Home Mission efforts, in foreign 
iields alone, ten millions are rejoicing in heaven 
or in earth as a result of last hundred years 
work. To know the trials, the prayers, the labors, 
of those who have accomplished this, and to 
interpret them by the dealings of God with the 
early churches, is to know God. 

Rarely has any religious body gathered this 
year without being reminded that we are step- 
ping into a new century. Prophets have been 
busy with the coming years ; the scientist has 
foretold wonders innumerable in his realm; the 
inventor has dreamed of rapid transit, wireless 
telegraphy, the air darkened with flying ships of 
air and a thouii^and things that we dare not say 
may not be. i^ut the Christian has dreamed 
greater dreams than they — a world of universal 
peace; a world where every knee shall bow and 
every tongue confess that Christ is Lord. Two 
solemn facts are certain; one, that it remains 
with the church of to-day to fulfill its own 
prophesies; the other, that its work will soon be 
done. One thing we know: We shall all die within 
the next century. I asked a godly Christian who 
had often faced death, if it was a monster or an 
angel. She replied, not to my question, but said 
slowly. It is a solemn thing to pass in an unfin- 
ished account. How does my account stand — and 
yours ? 

In view of all the hopes, of all the prophesies 
of the church for this new hundred years, the 
Soul hern }3aptist Convention has determined to 



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raake the year 1900 a year of preparation throiigli 
knowledge of the past. 'Jo do this they will en- 
deavor to scatter broadcast over our country 
stories telling of the dealings of God with our 
Baptist forefathers, in the days when they num- 
bered few and were despi;-<>d, and following the."- 
through all their years of struggle and growth up 
to the time when now the^- number four millions 
in our own land, with representatives in every 
clime. Surely we will, as we view God's arm 
made bare for our support and growth, trust Hi n 
and take courage for far larger things. 

But we are not alone in this. The whole Chris- 
tian world gathers to review its forces; to mar- 
shall its strength; to unite and general itself for 
the coming struggle which many feel will be the 
last with the Powers of Evil. Next April in 
New York, there will gather a council such as 
the world has never seen, Avhere from three to five 
thousand of the best and foremost from every land 
will unite in considering how best r.nd most 
quickly this world may become, the dominion of 
our God and King. The cry throughout the 
church as never before is "Onward and Upward."' 
But every army depends for its success not upon 
its generals, but upon the character of the soldiers 
who forms its ranks. One coward may stampede 
a regiment; one hero lead the charge through 
flying shot and shrieking shell. 

We are a company of the great army of our 
God. We come together to-day not without our 
triumphs in the past. Our Leader has smiled upon 



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our elfoits, and this smile assures us of His 
willingness still to bless. Our hearts burns to do 
more for Him who has done so much for us. The 
question with us is, how shall w^e prepare for this 
work for Hiin? 

Let us fall in . with the great movement 
of our own Convention, and the whole Christ- 
ian world. Let us here and now determine 
that this shall be a year of broadening out, a 
year of increased knowledge of God not only in 
His Word, but in His works, putting this, not 
among the last, but among the first things for 
which time must be made- — as time can be niad(\ 
when we will. Take to yourselves an old man s 
advice to a young soldier of the cross, and regard- 
ing Paul's words to Timothy, "give attention to 
reading." But this is but the beginning. Out 
of it will grow what follows in Paul's words, the 
giving of exhortation and doctrine; the self-giving 
to the work of missions. 1 would that here and 
now I could sound such a call to the women, and 
especially the young women of our State, to give 
themselves to mission work that it would go roll- 
ing from the least P)aptist church by the seashore 
to the one which nestles furtherest up upon the 
riven mountain side. I do not mean, primarily, 
to foreign mission work. No, our own State calls 
for our labors. We have our State Missionaries, 
numbering a hundred. The Volunteer Mission 
Corps, which has come to their aid, numbers an 
hundred more. But who shall claim that they 
meet all the need ? Is there not need for 
a Volunteer Teachers Corps for the' sal- 



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vation of our own loved Commonwealth? I have 
said that the fullillnient of the prophesy of the 
church of the salavation of the world lies within 
itself. Here, at our doors, lies the neaiest, the 
most significant mission field. Where are the 
young women who will give, in the same spirit of 
devotion which inspires our Foreign Missionaries, 
two months to work as truly missionary as any 
in foreign lands? In the name of our State, in 
the name of our denomination, I call for a 
Woman's Volunteer Teachers Corps. Has not the 
time come for this? Are not our factory villages, 
our mountain coves, calling for godly, self-devoted 
women to go in among them with the light we so 
nmch value for our own comnmnities, our own 
friends, our own loved ones? This is the great op- 
portunity I would point out to you, the great 
work to which I would specially call you in the 
opening year — the last of our century. 

But I anticipate. My place was now to review, 
not to look forward. It is this review, however, 
which brings me to you with courage and hope 
and certainty of larger things — for the past bears 
in its hand the diadem which shall crown the 
future. Review with me for a moment our great 
growth in the year that has gone, and judge with 
me if we may not hope to seize some further gem 
of service. 

That we may easily grasp our year's growth 
let me lay each department side by side with that 
1898: 



Our aim was $7,500. We have reached $8,777.- 
98! _ What then shall hinder our rejoicings. 

For that part of the work which falls partic- 
ularly to the share of your President I report: 



So closes our best year's work. 
Up then, and forward! 

In the absence of the Corresponding Secretary 
of the Central Committee, Mrs. J. A. Briggs, of 
Raleigh, her report was read by Mrs. Fulenwider, 
Asheville. 



New Societies 

Quarterly letters . . 

Other letters 

Postals 

Leaflets, blanks, etc 
Mite boxes 



66 
2,000 
2,910 
35 
15,805 
498 



Tabernacle, New Bern 13.00 

Ayden 1.00 

Ariel 2.00 

Sunbeams, Tabernacle .50 

Sunbeams, New Hope .51 

Mrs. McDamiel 1.00 

New Hope 4.80 

Union 3.00 

Sunbeams, Middle Street, New Bern . . 20.C0 

597.38 

Beulah Association — 

Milton 39.86 

Sunbeams, Milton 5.36 

Lea Bethel 22.48 

Yancey ville 15.59 



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Providence $0.50 

Trinity . ; 8.7:) 



92.54 

Bladen Association — 

Green Springs 2.75 

Galleed 12.25 

Abbottsburg 10.00 



. 25.00 

Buncomhe Association'^ — 

Biltmore 3.00 

West End, Asheville 71.47 

Asheville , 184.48 

Cane Creek 39.05 



297.90 

Brushy Mountain Association — 

North Wilkesboro 5.00 

(■aldwell Association — 

Lenoir 5.75 

(Tape Fear Association — 

fSouthport 40.50 

Myrtle Branch 2.15 

Goshen Chapel 6.00 

Antioch 5.00 

Sunbeams, Smyrna , . . . 3.00 

Bethel 14.89 



71.90 



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Ooliunhu.s yissocialion — 

Wiiiteville . . . $41.88 

Sunbeams, Wiiiteville 8.30 

Simbeanis. Smyrna 3.78 

Griffins X Koads 10.24 

04.20 

Centra I Associat ioi — 

Sunbeams, Franklinton 16.40 

First Church, Raleigh 411.74 

Yates Band, First uurch, Kaleigh.... 58.91 

Wake Forest ^ 205.48 

Sunbeams, Wake Forest 33.1(3 

Youngsville 17.75 

Perry's Chapel 19.80 

Sunbeams, Forestville 2.51 

West Raleigh 10.13 

Sunbeams, Perry's Chapel 4.'?8 

Flat Rock 22.20 

Young Ladies, First Church, Raleigh . . 01.14 

Sunbeams, Youngsville 1.^0 

Rolesville 10.27 

New Hope .80 

Rocky Ford 5.07 

Pilot' Mills 1.10 

Sunbeams, Perry's Chapel 2.20 

Mt. Vernon . . .\ 2.00 

886.37 



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Cedar Orcck Associaiion — 

Green Springs $18.00 

Hope Mills 13.58 



26.58 

(JhoLoan Association — 

Elizabeth City 82.00 

Reynoldson 15.10 

Shiloh 10.00 

bunbeams, Reynoldson 5.00 

Cool Springs 3.82 

Warwick 23.5(5 

Sawyer's Creek 5.00 



144.57 

Carolina Association — 

Hendersonville 119.34 

Mt. Gilead 9.31 

Green Mountain 5.50 



134.15 

Eastern Association — 

Sunbeams, Lisbon 9.62 

Mt. Olive 6.04 

Kenansville 13.02 

Clinton 40.35 

Elizabeth 1.36 

Sunbeams, Kenansville 8.53 

Sunbeams, Clinton 20.80 

Warsaw 26.10 

Wilmington 42.31 

South Side, Wilmington 36.56 



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Corinth $8 2S 

(xii'ls -Band, W'ibiiiii^utoii 5.00 

Sunday Sdiool, Warsaw 11.31 

Lisbon > . . 5.00 

Johnsons Missionary Society 13.76 



248.04 

Flat River Associa l ion — 

Oxford , 103.95 

Hesters 5.20 

Island Creek 15.15 

Stovall 12.03 

Mt. Zion 14.27 

Sunbeams, Oxford . 14.92 

Seminary, Oxford 48.20 

Mill Creek 9.00 

Florence Avenue, Virgilina 1.07 



223.79 

French Broad Association — 

Mars Hill 13.8! 

(rreen River Association — 

Rutherfordton . .. 108. i4 

■ Sunbeams, Rutherfordton 14.17 

Dysartville (i.l -5 

Bethel 15.31 

Pleasant Hill 51.90 

Montford Cove 9.52 

Marion 21.90 

Mt. Vernon 10.00 

Round Hill 9.i0 



246.62 



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llayirood Association — . 

Rock Spring $11.00 

Pleasant Hill 36.15 

Waynesville 108.80 

Sunbeams, Pleasant Hill 77.0.") 



233.00 

Kings Mountain Association — 

Shelby 25.S7 

Sunbeams, Shelby 1.70 

Young Ladies, Shelby 10.2<> 

37.83- 

Little River Association — 

Benson 10.08 

Dunn 18.35 

Lillington 9.24 

Buie's Creek 3.10 

Cumberland Union 3.50 

Hector's Creek 5.00 

Friendship 1.00 

Sunbeams, Juniper Springs .42 

Holly Springs 3.12 



54.11 

Liberty Association — 

Lexington 20.00 

Orphanage 11.02 



31.92 



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Mt. Zion Association — 

Mt. Gilead $13.05 

First Church, Durham 2(57.79 

Second Church, Durham (59.9.") 

Lystra 22.95 

Chapel Hill 8.00 

Sunbeams, First Church Durham .... 29.47 

Burlington 3 Loo 



443.36 

Mccklenhurg and Cahai riis Association — 

Tryon Street, Charlotte 374.77 

Young People's Band, Charlotte iOl.OO 

Concord 1.5 (J 

Cheerful Workers, Concord 14. 2S 

Friendship 4.;)0 

Sunbeams, Twelfth Street, Charlotte . . " 10. GO 



506.05 

Pilot Aiountain Association — 

Mt. Airy 28.75 

Waughtown 13.05 

First Church, Winston 176.00 

Young Ladies, Winston 20.20 

Leaksville 41.05 

Madison 7.50 

Cleveland 2.25 

Mission Band, Salem 6.00 

Sunbeams. ^It. Airy 5.90 



300.80 



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Pee Dee Assoeiation — 

Pee Dee $6.G5 

Rockingham 50.70 

Sunbeams, Pee Dee , 2.00 

Steels Mills 4.70 

Lilesville .81 

Laurinburg . 138.90 

Anson ville 8.10 

Sunbeams, Rockingham 6.22 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 1.00 

Spring Hill . . .\ 53.67 

Sunbeams, Laurinburg 19.98 

Sunbeams, Spring Hill 4.06 

Sunbeams, Wadesboro 26.40 

Wadesboro 102.10 

Roberdel 17.35 

Sunbeams, Steels Mills 1.00 

Norwood 6.00 

Sunbeams, Morven 3.50 

Girls Band, Wadesboro 49.05 

Sunbeams, Lilesville 50 

504.97 

Piedmont Association — 

Washington Street, Greensboro 145.75 

Young Ladies, Greensboro 99.15 

Reidsville 91.16 

Ramseur 14.65 

Summerfield 14.53 

Busy Bee Band, Greensboro 11.40 



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B. y. r. U., Liberty $2.20 

High Point '. 53.17 

432.97 

Raleigh Association — 

Apex 36.40 

Sunbeams, Apex 5.47 

Ephesus 13,50 

Sunbeams, Ephesus 22.66 

Holly Springs 17.60 

Sunbeams, Holly Springs 2.10 

Tabernacle ' 226.71 

Sunbeams, Tabernacle 20.23 

Mt. Hermon 15.85 

Sunbeams, Mt. Hermon 6.S3 

Wilson's Mills 1.00 

Clayton 14.84 

Morrisville 43.76 

Green Level 11.21 

Mt. Moriah 25.71 

Leesville 15.80 

Sunbeams, Mt. Moriah .27 

Gary 26.14 

Selma 12.40 

Sunbeams. In wood 9.90 

Inwood 8.fi2 

Wakefield 6.00 

Mt. Vernon 2.00 

Fayetteville Street Church 2.84 



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Garner $3.30 

\oung Ladies, Tabernacle 5.00 

Sunbeams, Gary 4.75 



558.88 

Roheson Association — 

Pleasant Hill 16.13 

Antioch 9.33 

Lumberton 107.40 

Sunbeams, Lumbei ton 8.51 

Back Swamp 705 

Ashpole 41.88 

Genterville 1.52 

Sunbeams, Back Swamp 1.91 

Raft Swamp 13.14 

Pleasant Hope 5.51 

Sunbeams, Red Springs 8.98 

Mt. Moriah 3.25 

Maxton 32.4.3 

Lumber Bridge 8.25 

Long Branch 2.25 

Rennert 12.35 

Sunbeams, Maxton 7.79 

Sunbeams, Ashpole 2.79 

Spring Hill 7.70 

Union 5.00 

Red Springs 25.00 

Gedar Grove 3.25 

Saddle Tree 3.53 



334.95 



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i-iandy Hun Association — 

Cedar Grove $l--7 

Henrietta 34. 

Sunbeams, Henrietta 

42.45 

Sandy Creek Association — 

Sandy Creek 3.90 

Sunbeams, Siler City 14.30 

Carthage 111.25 

James Maske Academy 6.25 

Bethlehem '. 1.70 

Jonesboro 16. SO 

Pittsboro ' 34.01 

Siler City 28.00 

. Brush Creek 6.81 

Aberdeen - 31.00 

Sunbeams, Al)erdeen .31 

Manly 22.80 

Sanford 5.50 

Sunbeams. Carthage 2.12 

Tyson Creek 1.83 

307.57 

South Yadkin Association — 

States ville 11.48 

Sunbeams, Statesville 3.00 

Cross Roads 8.40 

Cleveland 8.8(5 



31.74 



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Houih River Association — 



Fayetteville $122.75 

Salem 63.71 

Wnite Oak 10.05 

Antioch 14.30 

Elizabeth 1.75 

Sunbeams, Aiiti yville 3.37 

Autryville .85 

Young Ladies, Salem .50 

Spring Branch 4.48 

Union Grove 2.00 

Sunbeams, Salem .29 

Clement 1.00 



231.05 

Houth Fork Association— 

Hickory 16. S5 

Kids Chapel 1.70 



18.55 

Tar River Association — 

Sunbeams, Henderson 60.42 

Henderson 82.55 

Washington 26.34 

Sunbeams, Washington 2.65 

Scotland Neck . . / 47.89 

Weldon 47.00 

Louisburg 186.61 

Wilson 109.63 

Sunbeams, Wilson 9.81 



liobgood $10.90 

Sunbeams, Louisbuig 7.43 

Enfield 2.34 

Wairenton Church 100.00 

Sunbeams, Scotland Kei-k 20.92 

Poplar Springs 34.65 

Weldon 29.00 

Greenville 14.18 

Gardeners 16.95 

Warren Plains 10.00 

Rocky Mount 35.84 

Sunbeams, Enfield LOG 

Sandy Creek , 2.65 

Castalia 2.00 

Sunbeams, Poplar Springs 3.25 



864.67 

Union Association — 

Monroe 114.17 

Meadow Bi anch 73.97 

Waxhaw 3.13 



191.27 

West Chowan Association — 

Oak Grove 3.75 

Aulander 13.00 

Roberts Chapel 8.74 

Mt. Tabor 38.51 

Kelford 9.90 

Cashie 35.05 

Sunbeams. Cashie 42.91 



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Lewiston $13.59 

Potecasi 34.34 

Sunbeams, Union 14.G7 

Hebron 10.73 

Buckhoin 34.50 

C. B. Institute, Murfreesboio 8.35 

Sunbeams, Murfreesboio 22.13 

Sunbeams, Tabor .31 

Sunbeams, Colerain 20.44 

Meherrin 7.60 

Ross 4.31 

Sunbeams, Buekhorn 6.36 

Sunbeams, Aulander 9.80 

Elam 16.04 

Holly Grove 8.56 

Union 33.00 

Piney Grove 1.00 

Spring Branch 2.00 

Lawrence's X Koads 6.00 

Holly Grove School House 10.80 

Sunbeams, Macedonia 1.50 

Sunbeams, Roanoke 6.79 

Sunbeams, Elam 3.65 

Galatia 19.60 

Sandy Run : 6.27 

Pine Forest 10.85 

Sunbeams, Melierrin 3.57 

Jackson 2.06 

Roanoke 1.29 

Mt. Carmel : 4.60 

Capeharts 3.46 



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Sunbeams, Ilobei ts Chapel $1.97 

Rich Square 1/20 

Republican 2. 00 

485.28 

Xo Association Given — 

Buinington .42 

Spring Branch 3.00 

Woodland 3.05 

Lewiston 2.09 

Flint 4.20 

Giles Mill 5.00 

Dexter 1.00 

Garrison's School House 1.00 

Berea ' 3. CO 

Bethel 6.50 

Marshall 3.00 

Rock Fish 8.50 

Antiocn 1.00 

Miss Lilly 5.00 

Berea •. 1.50 

New Hope 2.50 

Berea . 2.00 

Bethlehem 4.60 

Hope Mills 8.08 

Mrs. Ellis 1.00 

Pugh T.25 

Bobbitt 2.63 

Williamston 10.00 

Seaboard 4.60 

Mrs. N. A. Gilmore 1.00 



j4.92 



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Divided as follows: 

Foreign Missions $1,818.41 

Christmas Offering G46.G5 



Total for Foreign Missions $2,405.00 

Home Missions $986.50 

Value of Boxes 2,955.30 

Week of Self-Denial 028.41 



Total for Home Missions 4,570.27 

State Missions 1,448.93 

Orphanage 235.97 

Education 28.27 

Expense Fund 8.21 

Ministerial Relief Fund .... 18.57 

Sunday Schools 2.70 



8,777.98 

Of the . above the Sunbeams have contributed to 
the different objects as follows : 

Foreign Missions $270.78 

Home Missions 137.19 

State Missions 117.30 

Total 525.33 



"The above is only a very jjartial report of the 
work of the Societies in the Buncombe Association, 
since those Societies, which formerly belonged to 
the Western Convention, did not begin to report to 
the Central Committee until the year was half 



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over. The same is true of the Societies in Haywood 
New Found, Tennessee River, Tuckaseigee. Caroli- 
na and Western C'arolina Associations. We trust 
all these will be fully represented in the report of 
1<)00. 

The following- full statement of the work of the 
Buncombe Association Societies for the year 1898- 
1899, was received from Mrs. Cleorge ' arborough, 
Vice-President of this Association, too late to he 
included in the body of this report. 



Asheville, First Church $534.75 

Biltmore 166.57 

Asheville, West End 130.38 

Garrison School House 5.00 

Cane Creek 41.56 

Berea 7.00 

Beaverdam 3.00 

Morgan Hill 6.00 



Total 894.21 



A prayer and praise service was conducted by 
Miss E. A. Draughan. of Kinston. 

The report of the Band Superintendent, Miss 
Eilzabeth N. Briggs. was as follows: 

REPORT OF BAND SUPERINTENDENT FOR 1899. 

"Thou hast set my ftet in a large room." Of 
late this thought of the Psalmist has been deeply 
impressed upon me. Our Heavenly Father has 
not taken us from a greater and put us into a 
smaller world of thought and action. He has set 
our feet in a large room. Not dn empty room, nor 



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a room in which to be idle, but a large room full 
of beauty and happiness. 

All about it are the pure thoughts and noble 
deeds of those who have lived in it and have passed 
through the door at the farthest end into the 
Heavenly City. 

There are great opportunities in this room. It 
is not enough for us to admire the beauties, we 
have also to see and grasp the opportunities as A'e 
meet them. 

Let us as Sunbeam workers turn and see if we 
have made this room more beautiful, and if we 
have laid hold of the opportunities given us dur- 
ing the year 1899. 

A larger number than usual of the Bands ob- 
served a week or more of self-denial for Home 
Missions in the past Spring. This is surely a 
plain opportunity and one which rouses much 
interest among the children. Shall not even more 
of us follow their example this year? 

During the hot summer months many of the 
Sunbeams worked hard and gave an extra ten 
cents beside their regular dues. This added to 
the report for the hardest quarter, and it is 
hoped that all the Sunbeams will try it this Sum- 
mer. 

The financial report ot 1899 gives us cause 
for encouragement. The children have contributed 
to missions $525.33, which is $i6.03 more than 
they gave in '98. 

Seventeen new Societies have joined us. With 
the help of these, and, we hope, of many more, we 



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can look into the new year with expectations of 
great things. 

Letters written during the year 380 ; postals 84. 

We now turn from this backward glance to what 
is before us in the large room. Let us pray that, 
as the Elder Brother leads us through it, He will 
open our eyes more to its beauties and oppor- 
tunities. 

The call for the report of Associational Vice- 
Presidents was responded to by Mrs. 8. A. Howard, 
of South River; Mrs. George Yarborough, Bun- 
combe; Miss E. A. Draughan, Atlantic; Mrs. Har- 
vey Crist, Pilot Mountain; Mrs. J. A. Grayson, 
Green River; Mrs. B. F. Hill, Haywood. 

After devotional exercises the meeting adjourned 
to meet at 3 o'clock. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Meeting opened with devotional exercises, led 
by Miss Heck. 

An hour with the Secretaries followed, Dr. 
R. F. Willingham. Secretary of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Board, presiding. Addresses Avere made by 
Dr. Kerfoot, of the Home Mission Board; Dr. 
Frost, of the Sunday School Board; Rev. J. E. 
White, of the State Mission Board, and Dr. Wil- 
lingham. 

The following Committees were appointed: 

ON RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Mrs. Harvey Crist, Wlnston-Salem; Miss 
Draughan, Kinston; Mrs. Howard, Mrs.. Pullianr. 
Lenoir; Mrs Hill, Mrs. Grayson, Rutherfordton : 
Miss Bright, Mrs. Whitaker, Biltmore. 



3B 

ON OBITUARIES. 

Mrs. Tucker, Asheville; Mrs. Tyree, Durham; 
Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Parrott. 

ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Mrs. J. L. Morgan, Marion; Mrs. Justice, Mrs. 
H,ankins, Hendersonville ; Miss Hamrick, Mrs. 
Yarborough, Mrs. H. A. Brown, Winston-Salem. 

The session closed with an informal reception 
of the Secretaries of the Boards. 



Friday Morning, December 7. 

Session opened with devotional exercises con- 
ducted by Mrs. Mary Hudgins, of Marshall. 

Mrs. A. E. Dickinson, of Richmond, Va., brought 
greetings from the W. M. Workers of her State. 

Greetings were given in behalf of the W. M. So- 
ciety of the Central M. E. Church of Asheville. 

Miss Heck announced the organization of the 
latest W. M. Society — the one just organized in the 
Baptist Female University at Raleigh. Greetings 
from this Society representing every section of 
the State, were read as follows: 

To the Woman's Missionary Board of the State 

of Worth Carolina, in Session at Asheville: 

We, the members of the newly organized Mis- 
sionary Society of the Baptist Female University, 
send greetings. 

We wish to be enrolled as part of the great body 
of active workers in the cause of missions, and 
iisking your interest and your prayers, we pledge 



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you our earnest zeal in the field of missions, and 
our faithful efforts to manifest in our work the 
.spirit of Him who is our Master. 

Margaret Shields, 

President. 

Ethel Barnes, 

Secretary. 

The Missionary Calendar was taken up, each ' 
special feature of the year's work being discussed 
at length. 

Mrs. John Starnes, of Asheville, opened the dis- 
cussion on the Christmas Offering, recommending 
that to the Yates Memorial Missionary, Mr. T. C. 
Britton, whose salary has been raised by tnis offer- 
ing for several years past, we adopt Miss Lottie 
Price, of Shanghai, (formerly of Asheville), as our 
Memorial Missionary for Mrs. Yates. Many joined 
in the discussion which followed, the universal 
opinion being that this might and should be done. 
Discussion closed with prayer for Miss Lottie 
Price and her work. 

Discussion "The Week of Prayer and How to 
Observe It," was opened by Mrs. H. Montague, of 
Winston-Salem, followed by many helpful sugges- 
tions. 

The recommendations of the Central Committee 
were read by Mrs. Hamrick. Miss Heck, in behalf 
of Central Committee, explained what was con- 
templated by Recommendation which she char- 
jicterized as the great forward step for 1900. After 
full discussion the recommendations of the Central 
Committee were unanimously adopted, as follows: 



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RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO 
THE woman's MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 

Looking forward to the last year of the nine- 
teenth century, and desiring to enter the twentieth 
fully equipped for larger and better mission work, 
the Central Committee would recommend for the 
year 1900 as follows: 

1. That the Societies make a renewed and con- 
tinued efl'ort to secure the membership of all the 
female members of their churches; that they give 
their aid and hearty support to the organization 
and maintenance of Children's Mission Band;s; 
that they use their influence to introduce into their 
churches the observance of the monthly concert of 
prayer for missions; that they hold themselv3s 
ever ready, as servants of the church, to urge for- 
ward both as Societies and individuals, the work 
of Home, State and Foreign Missions. 

2. That the Societies observe again this year, as 
hitherto, and as is recomm^ended by the Woman's 
Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention, the Christmas Offering and the Week of 
Prayer for Missions, the Week of Self-Denial and 
Prayer for Home Missions, and use their influence 
tovv^ards the observance of Bible and Mission Days 
in the Sunday Schools. 

^7<3. That the sum of $500 from the Christmas 
Offering be devoted to the support of Mr. T. C. 
Britton, of Soochow, China, as a memorial to 
Dr. Yates, and that the salary of Miss Lottie 
Price, of Shanghai, to which the Societies in Ashe- 



ville and its vicinity are now giving $200, be coni- 
pleted, making her support our memorial to Mrs. 
Yates. ' 

4. That while in the last thiea years marked 
increase has been made in the gifts to State Mis- 
sions, continued emphasis be placed upon this 
work, and that we this 3'ear observe a day of 
Thanksgiving during the lirst week in July, the 
gifts made on this occasion being for this object. 

0. In view of the imniense opportunities open ^.0 
us within the bounds of our own State, that we 
organize a Teachers Volunteer Corps, oflering on 
tlie application of any pastor in a destitute neigh- 
borhood, to supply a teacher for six weeks during 
the summer months, these teachers to conduct 
summer schools in which Bible and elementary 
studies are taught, receiving for their services 
only their board and traveling expenses. 

0. That since the Southern Baptist Convention 
lias dfcided to make the year 1900 memorable by 
an educational missionary campaign, special em- 
phasis be laid upon the reading of missionary 
books, and increased efforts be made to still 
further widen the circulation of the Foreign ]Mis- 
sion Journak Oiir home Field, the Biblical Re- 
corder, the North Carolina Baptist and Kind 
Words. 

7. That while we note with gratitude the closer 
relations between Societies and the Associational 
Vice-Presidents, v. e still urge upon all to regularly 
communicate with these oflticers at least once a 



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quaiter, sending them duplicate copies of tlie quar- 
terlr report sent to the Corresponding Secretary of 
the Central Committee, and also assist them in 
the maintenance of an Associational Missionary 
meeting. 

8. That in view of the past increase in the gifts 
of Woman's and Children's Missionary Societies 
connected with our Convention, we take as our aim 
of the year, December, 1899-1900, the giving of 
$9,500, to be divided as follows: Foreign Mis- 
sions, $3,000: Home Missions. $4,500, and State 
Missions $2,000 in money and boxes as they may 
be needed. 

Discussion on the Week of Seif-Denial opened by 
Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Rutherfordton. 

Discussion: "How to Hold the Children for Mis- 
sions," opened by Mrs. Carrie Rich, Winston-Salern. 
The need of consecrated women as leaders of the 
Bands being deeply felt, earnest prayer was of- 
fered that they might be raised up in the coming 
year in great numbers. 

The question, "How to Pack a Missionary Box,"' 
was thrown open for general discussion, many par- 
ticipating. 

Report of the Committee on Recommendations 
offered by Mrs. Crist, was adopted as follows: 

We would emphasize the recommendations of the 
Central Committee, and commend them to the 
Women's Missionary Societies, feeling that they 
are adequate to the year's work there planned. 
We would also recommend that some expression of 



sympathy and inteiest be extended to the Orphan- 
age work by Woman's Missionary Societies. . 

Mrs. Harvky Crist. 

Miss Dr\ughan, Kinston. 

Mrs. Howard, Salembiirg. 

Mrs. PULLIAM, Lenoir. 

Mrs. Hill, Clyde. 

Mrs.GRAYSON,Rutherfordton. 

Mihs Bright, Murphy. 

Mrs. Whitaker, Biltmore. 

REPORT OF COMailTTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

(Presented by Mrs. J. H. Tucker, Asheville. ) 

"We'll work "till Jesus comes 
And then be gathered home." 

Year by year the reaper has come and gath- 
ered some of our band home. 

You miss a face. I miss a face, but we knoAV 
where they have gone — to our Father's own house. 

During the last year the following names have 
been transferred from our roll to that roll up 
yonder : 

Mrs. J. Q. Adams, W^adesboro, N. C. ; Mrs. Sindie 
Crook, Mt. Cilead Church, Mills River, N. C. : 
Mrs. W. M. Vines, Asheville, N. C. ; Mrs. J. H. 
Edwards, Diirham, N. C. 

We miss them, but we Know they await us over 
there. 



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We are traveling nome to God. 
In the way our sisters trod. 
They are happy now, and we 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

Mrs. Parrott. 
Mrs. Tyree, 
Mrs. Logan. 
Mrs. Richardson. 
Mrs. TiTCKER. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

(Presented by Mrs. Alorgan. ) 

In reviewing the work and results of the past 
year there is much for which to be thankful. 

Recognizing the fact that overlooking all of 
our movements and the guidance in all our efi'orts 
there has been the watchful eye, the strong hand 
and the eternal love of our kind and merciful 
Father who has granted unto us during the past 
year an unprecedented degree of success; who 
has vouchsafed unto all of our Boards — State, 
Home and Foreign — such overflowing measures of 
success as has been enjoyed during the year; 
who has enabled us to increase our contributions 
above that of any previous year, and whose 
presence has been so strikingly revealed in a 
wonderful increase of spirituality among our 
Societies; to Him would we lift up our hearts 
and voices in songs of everlasting gratitude and 
praise, at the same time seeking for the more full 



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and complete surrender of ourselves to His will, 
and such a fullness of the indwelling of the Holy 
Ghost as shall constrain us to give not only our 
money but ourselves to the great work of giving 
Christ to the world. 

Resolved, 1st, That we suggest to all our Socie- 
ties the propriety of planning for a larger increase 
in contributions during the' incoming year. 

2nd, That we renew to the various Boards of the 
Baptist State Convention the assurance of our 
willingness to cooperate with them in all their 
work to the extent of our ability. 

3d, That we tender to the kind people of Ash- 
ville our thanks for their kind and hospitable 
manner in which they have entertained us during 
our sojourn with them, and to our Methodist 
friends for the use of their church. 

Mrs. Yarboro. 
Mrs. Hankets. 
Mrs. Justice. 
Mrs. Morgan. 

The closing exercises consisted of a number rf 
sentence prayers, resolves and hopes for nineteen 
hundred, and appropriate hymns. 

The Ninth Annual Session of the W. M. Societies 
adjourned to meet in Raleigh, December, 1900. 



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YEARLY STATISTICS SINCE APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL 



COMMITTEE. 

188G .$1,000.95 

1887 ■ 1,^18.46 

1,881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1890 1,921.56 

1891 3,128.14 

1892 3,910.85 

1893 (Centennial contribut'n included) . . 4,955.71 

1894 . . . 2,374.97 

1895 4,491.88 

1896 3,969. M 

1897 6,272.83 

1898 . 6,893.00 

1899 8,777.08 



Total 53,442.86 



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minutes 

NLz. OF THE 

TENTH ANNUAL MEETING 



/int$sionar$ Societies 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 

HELD IN THE 

% PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, RALEIGH, 
Deccn)ber 6 and 7. 1900. 



RALEIGH, N. C. 
EDWARDS BROUQHTON, PRINTER8. 



MINUTES 

OF THE * - 

TENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

*Moman's yiDissionary Societies. 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 

HELD IN THE 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, RALEIGH, 
Decen)ber 6 and 7, 1900. 




RALEIGH, N. C. 
lEDWARDS & BROUGHTON PRINTERS. 



SUMMARY. 



Societies reporting in 1900 
Societies organized 



353 
70 

% 8,777.98 
9,710.84 
932.86 



Total for 1899 
Total for 1900 
Gain for 1900 



Motto for i,9(>i.— Knowledge of the Word, Con- 
secration of Self, Zeal in Service. 

Aim for I901.—F\itj W. M. Societies; Fifty 
Children's Societies; Eleven Thousand Dollars. 

1899 1990 
Foreign Miss., general work .$1,818.41 $2,111.83 
Christmas OlTering 646.65 707.74 



Total 2,465.06 2,822.07 

Home Miss., general worK . . . 986. 56 ■ 984. 63 



Value of boxes 

Week of self-denial 



2,955.30 8,440.06 
628.41 549.57 



Total 



4,570.27 4,974.26 

1,448.98 1,619.81 
235.97 122.64 



State Missions 

Orphanage . - 

Ministerial Relief, Min. Edu- 



cation, Sunday Schools and 



Expense Fund, etc 



57.75 



172.06 



Total 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. Societies, and 
through them the mission cause, will be greatly 
advanced by an annual meeting, we, their repre- 
sentatives, organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S., of the Bap- 
tist Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one represen- 
tative from each Society (with four additional 
representatives from the local Society), one adult 
female representative from each Mission Band in 
correspondence with the Central Committee. 
Members of the Central Committee shall be mem- 
bers by right of ofRce. All other members of So- 
cieties shall be welcome visitors, but only repre- 
sentatives shall be entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to discuss 
and recommend plans for the furtherance of the 
work. 

4 This meeting shall be held in the same city, 
and at the same time, as the Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 



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6. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a two- 
thirds vote of the representatives present at a reg- 
ular annual meeting, three months' notice of 
desired change having been given the Central 
Committee. 

Note. — The Central Committee, consisting of 
thirteen ladies from Raleigh and the Association 
Vice-Presidents, are not appointed by the Annual 
Meeting, but by the State Board of Missions, 
which is appointed by the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. The Central Committee is thus a Commit- 
tee of the Convention, and as such reports to it. 
as ^vell as to The Woman's Annual Meeting, each 
year. Officers of the Central Committee : Presi- 
dent, Miss F. E. S. Heck ; Cor. Sec, Mrs. W. N. 
Jones, Raleigh, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, convened in the Presbyterian 
church of Raleigh, which had been tastefully deco- 
rated for the occasion on Thursday, December 6th, 
at 10 o'clock. Miss Fannie E. S. Heck presiding. 

Opening devotional exercises were conducted 
by Mrs. D. Rich, of Winston. 

Mrs. J. D. Boushall, of Raleigh, welcomed the 
delegates and visitors. Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, of 
Marshall, responded in their behalf. 

Mrs. Harvey Crist, of Winston, was called to 
the chair, and presided during enrollment of dele- 
gates and election of oflficers for Annual Meeting, 

ENROLLMENT OF DELEGATES, 

Miss Florence Hubbard, Clinton ; Mrs. John 
Overby. Flat River Association; Mrs. B. F. Hill, 
Clyde; Mrs. L. N. Chappell, Milton ; Mrs. Marion 
Webb, Morehead City; Mrs. Meldona Livingstone, 
Union Mills ; Mrs. J. F. Lanneau. Wake Forest; 
Miss Emma Dowell, Raleigh ; Mrs. J. B Caudle, 
Rockingham ; Miss Mortie Elmore, Henderson ; 
Miss Annie Perkins, Greenville ; Mrs. James 
Gudger, Asheville; Miss Mary E. Neal. Reidsville; 
Miss Maud D. Davis, Morehead City ; Mrs. J. M. 
Forehand, Ballard's Bridge ; Miss Estelle John- 
son, University; Mrs. A. C. Jordan, Siler City; 
Mrs, W. H. H. La whon, Sandy Creek Association; 



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Mrs. V. Dixon Sikes, Concord; Mrs. O. B. Fousheg,. 
Durham ; Miss Annie Scarborough, Murfreesboro; 
Mrs. N. B. Broughton, Raleigh; Mrs. S. D. Howell, 
Buckhorn ; Mrs. Harry Burke, Statesville; Mrs. 
D. Riclj, Rich, Winston; Mrs. T. N. Ivey, Raleigh; 
Miss M. Lizzie Mitchell, Auland^r ; Mrs. S. W. 
Oldham, Holly Springs; Miss Lily Morgan. Marsli- 
ville; Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Rutherford ton; Mrs. L. 
W. Battle, Durham ; Miss Dora Lloyd. Summer- 
field ; Mrs. E. L. Reaves, Statesville ; Mrs. E. L 
Middleton, Cat-y; Mrs. R. L. Tyson, Carthage; 
Mrs. G. L. Merrell, Hobgood; Miss Jessie Herren, 
Waynesville ; Mrs. J. H. Dodson, Greensboro ; 
Mrs. John K. Hankins, Lexington ; Mrs. L. R. 
Pruitt, Charlotte; Mrs. Ina Huntley, Wadesboro; 
Miss Lilian Green, Louisburg ; Mrs. Loula Daven- 
port, Chowan ; Mrs S. A. Howard, South River 
Association ; Mrs. E. K. Howard, Oxford: Mrs. 
Harvey Crist, Salem; Mrs. W. H. Woodall, Mars 
Hill; Miss E. A. Draughn. Asheville ; Mrs. S. A. 
Ives, Pine Bluff ; Mrs. Mary Bonniwell. Hickory ; 
Mrs. J. L. Morgan, Marion; Miss Josie Maddy, 
Seaboard Society ; Mrs. W. S. Terrell, Warren 
Plains ; Mrs. C. N. Cooper, Henderson ; Miss Mit- 
tie Ellis, West Raleigh ; Mrs. J. S. Abernethy, 
Marshall; Mrs. Annie E. Vaughan, Mt. Hermon; 
Miss Ella Early, Aulander: Miss Nannie Gaddy, 
Wadesboao; Miss Lizzie Brooks. Jonesboro; Miss 
J. M. Jones, Warsaw; Mrs. John Duckett, Lum- 
berton; Mrs. Mills Justice, Rutherfordton; Mrs. 
J. H. Weathers, Raleigh; Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, 
Marshall; Mrs. Lacy Hogue, Concord; Mrs. May 
Wiles, Winston; Mrs. W. N. Johnson, Rocky 
Mount ; Mrs. T. Brown, Mt. Tabor ; Miss Susie 
Heck, Raleigh ; Mrs. S. D. Petteway, Goldsboro: 



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Mrs. D. C. Britts, Pittsboro; Mrs. James S. Love, 
Wadesboro; Mrs. R. E. Meadows, Mt. Zion; Miss 
Hattie L. James, Ridge way; Miss Marie E. Lank- 
ford, Wake Forest; Miss Loula Durham, Durham; 
Mrs. J. M. Hamric, Biltmore; Mrs. T. S. Sprinkle, 
Winston; Mrs A. F, Yates, Aberdeen; Mrs. J. A. 
Taylor, Dunn. 

Election of officers for Annual Meeting resulted 
as follow : President, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, 
Raleigh; 1st Vice-President, MissE. A. Draughn, 
Asheville ; 2d Vice-President, Mrs. Harvey Crist, 
Winston ; Recording Secretary, Mrs. D. Rich, 
Winston ; Treasurer. Mrs. W. C. Tyree, Durham, 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Committee, delivered her annual address. 
As the address, which contrasted the religious 
state of the world m 1800 and 1900, was illustra- 
ted by a large map so arranged as to change its 
appearance as the century advanced, and as with- 
out this aid Miss Heck deems the story would be 
very inadequately told, it is omitted at her earnest 
request. Below is given that part of the work of 
the Central Committee which is especially under 
her care : 

New Societies . 70 

Letters written.. 2.766 

Quarterly letters 2.000 

Leaflets, minutes, blanks, etc., distrib'd 19.450 

Towards the close of the year blanks for Clos 
ing Century S'(itistic>i were sent out, from which 
the following facts have been gleaned. In sev- 
-eral instances the blanks were not entirely filled, 
so the figures below are not absolutely accurate: 



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Societies reporting statistics only 103 

Female members connected with 103 

churches. 9,042 

Members of 103 societies in these churches 2,479 
Average monthly attendance on 103 so- 
cieties 1,010 

New Century meetings held by these so- 

cietie s 34 

Members added by Forward Movement... 149 
New societies organized by Forward Move- 
ment 12 

Missionary libraries purchased 12 

Foreign Mission Journals taken by 103 so- 
cieties 548 



Mrs. W. N. Jones, Corresponding Secretary of 
the Central Committee, presented the annual re- 
port as follovk^s : 

ANNUAL REPORT. 

fFo7' the year ending Noveinber 30, 1900.) 

Motto for the year 1900. — Forward in Faith, 
Knowledge, and Works. 

^i!m.— $9,500, divided as follows : Foreign Mis- 
sions, 13,000 ; Home Missions, $4,500 ; State Mis- 
sions, $2,000. 

How we have lived up to this motto and passed 
this high aim, the report given below will tell : 



Ashe Association — 

Beaver Creek $19.35 

Atlantic Association — 

Middle Street, New B-ern 96.65 

Middle Street, New Bern, Sunbeams. . 23.30 

Fort Barnwell 3.53 



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Tabernacle, New Bern 24.26 

Swansboro 19.00 

Swansboro Sunbeams 8.60 

New Hope 4.00 

Beaufort . 11.06 

Morehead City 1.85 



;92.25 

Beulah Association — 

Providence .50 

Milton 19.58 

Milton Sunbeams 3.28 

Lea Bethel , 9.36 

Yanceyville 12.77 

W. M. Society • 4.57 

Trinity . " 12.90 



62.96 

Brunswick Association — 

Antioch 2.00 

Bladen Association — 

Galleed 17.82 

Abbottsburg 4.00 



21.82 

BuncowMe Association — 

Asheville, First Church '. 380.30 

Asheville, First Church, Sunbeams. . 40.58 

Asheville, West End 109.09 

^ Fairview 24.85 

'LCane Creek 16.00 



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Cane Creek Sunbeams 1.00 

Sweeden Creek 8.85 

/ Beaver Dam 20.00 

A Morgan Hill 6.83 

^ Crayton Mission 15.81 

Fern Hill 23.24 

Pleasant Hill 2.00 

Brown's Chapel 4.00 

Antioch 8.65 

B'erea . 6.05 

Garrison's School House 3.00 

Biltmore Sunbeams .80 

Fern Hill Sunbeams .80 



671.85 

Carolina Association — 

Hendersonville , 147.00 

* Fruitland 7.84 

Pleasant Hill .... 1.70 

Mt. Gilead 13.50 



170.04 

Cape Fear Association — ■ 

Southport 23.31 

Smyrna 2.00 

Smyrna Sunbeams 2.47 

Antioich 6.30> 

Bethel 14.25 



48.33 

Columbus Association — 

Whiteville . . 64.59 

Whiteville Sunbeams 8.89 



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Griffin's X Roads 4.45 

Chadbourn 15.45 



93.38 

Caldwell Association — - 

Lenoir 18. SI 

Lenoir L. A. M 2.80 



21.61 

Central Association — 

Youngsville 15.95 

Raleigh, First Church 345.40 

Raleigh, First Church Sunbeams .... 29.75 

Raleigh, First Church Y. L. S 28.27 

West Raleigh 1.88 

B. F. University 36.27 

Rolesville 4.03 

Rolesville Sunbeams 8.00 

Wake Forest 229.93 

Wake Forest Sunbeams 20.29 

Mt. Vernon 5.30 

Franklinton Sunbeams 6.64 

Forestville 3.00 

Forestville Sunbeams 5.64 

Oak Grove 1.15 

Brassfield's 1.75 

Flat Ro.ck • 33.93 

Harris Chapel 1.26 

Youngsville Sunbeams 1.40 

Perry's Chapel 3.00 

Rocky Ford .60 

Perry's Chapel Sunbeams 3.48 

Oak Ridge Sunbeams 2.25 



790.17 



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Cedar Creek Association — 

Hope Mills No. 2 12.90 

Hope Mills Sunbeams 1.80 

Hope Mills No. 1 29.81 

Green Springs 1.50 

Cumberland Mission 3.40 

Cape Fear 3.00 



52.41 

Chowan Association — 

Warwick 7.61 

Middle Swamp 12.9i:. 

Cool Springs 14.97 

Sawyer's Creek 67.10 

Blizabeth City 158.54 

Reynoldson 11.95 

Reynoldson Sunbeams 6.70 

Elizabeth City Sunbeams 10.00 



289.82 

' ' Eastern Association — 

Wilmington, First Church 26.5c> 

Wilmington, First Church Band 77.00 

Mt. Olive 21.29 

South Side, Wilmington 10.58 

South Side, Wilmington, Sunbeams.. 19.55 

Mt. Holly 3.01 

Antioch 3.50 

Lisbon 16.35 

Lisbon Sunbeams 2.57 

Kenansville ' 5.26 

Kenansville Sunbeams 9.40 

Warsaw , 22.25 



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Corinth 6.15 

Johnston 3.55 

Clinton 38.10 

Clinton Sunbeams 2.50 

Bethel 1.81 



269.45 

French Broad Association — 

Mars Hill 24.39 

Marshall 2.50 



26.89 

Flat River Association — 

Stovall 1.55 

Mt. Zion , 16.73 

Mill Creek 4.36 

Oxford 106.80 

Oxford Sunbeams 32.00 

Oxford Maggie Nutt Society 9.00 

Florence Avenue 5.00 

Island Creek , , . 4.50 



179.94 

Green River Association — 

Dysartsville 8.05 

Rutherfordton 85.46 

Rutherfordton Sunbeams 12.36 

Ilound Hill 30.82 

Marion 19.92 

Befhel 10.02 

Pleasant Hill 8.64 

MontfOTd Cove 16.67 

Mt. Vernon , 10.00 



201.94 



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Haywood Association — 

Rock Springs 11.30 

Crabtree 1.18 

Pleasant Hill 153.24 

Waynesville 98.57 

AVaynesville Sunbeams 1.96 



266.2b 

Kings Mountain Association — 

Shelby 45.40 

Shelby Sunbeams 8.95 

New Bethel and Laundale 8.70 

Cherryville 5.00 

68.05 

Little River Association — 

New Hill 16.10 

Dunn 21.35 

Cumberland Union 3.80 



41.25 

Libertp Association — 

Lexington 20.00 

Orphanage, W. M. 1 2.40- 



22.40 

Mecklenburg and Caharrus — 

Tryon Street, Charlotte 168.20 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Y. L. S 74.75 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte, Sunbeams. 15.78 

Willing Workers Concord 19.00 

Concord 3.00 

Friendship 2.50 



283.23 



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Mt. Zion Association — 

Lystra 4.15 

Burlington 13.00 

Cedar Fork 45.00 

Durham, First Church 276.22 

Durham, First Church Sunbeams .... 20.63 

Durham, Second Church 22.15 

Chapel Hill 14.50 

Graham 4.00 

Mt. Gilead 12.70 



412.35 

Neuse Association — 

Kinston , . . 185.15 

Goldsboro 89.70 

Goldsboro Sunbeams 10.50 

Pollocksville 19.24 

New Hope 6.75 

Ayden 1.00 



312.34 

-New Found Assoctation — 

Macedonia 3.5© 

Pilot Mountain Association — 

Waughtown 20.23 

Madison 25.35 

Leaksville 64.03 

Leaksville Sunbeams 2.66 

Winston. First Church \ 140.00 

Winston, First Church Sunbeams .... 8.00 

Winston. First Church Y. L. S 18.50 



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Mt. Airy 16.00 

Salem Mission 4.00 

Salem Mission Sunbeams 1.50 

Broad Street, Winston, Y. L. S 2.40 



302.67 

Pee Bee Association^ 

Lilesville Sunbeams 4.85 

Laurinburg 124.62 

Laurinburg dunbeams 11.49 

Laurinburg H. P. D. Band 20.06 

Roberdel 14.71 

Spring Hill 70.36 

Spring Hill Sunbeams 6.68 

Mt. Beulah 75 

Pee Dee 8.25 

Wadesboro : 112.85 

Wadesboro Sunbeams 11.17 

Wadesboro Band 13.91 

Ansonville 17.94 

Rockingham 63.01 

Rockingham Sunbeams 10.50 

Norwood . . 5.00 

Spring Hill Y. L. b •. . 6.40 

502.55 

Piedmont Association — 

• High Point 53.75 

Reidsville 170.41 

Greensboro, W. Washington Street . . 203.50 
Greensboro, W. Washington Street 

Sunbeams 6.50 

Greensboro, W. Washington Street, Y. 

L. S 139.21 



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Greensboro, Busy Bee Band 23.75 

Summerfield 43.15 

Ramseiir 15.65 



655.92 

Raleigh Association^ 

Tabernacle, Raleigh 209.80 

Leesville 24.30 

Leesville Sunbeams 5.70 

Apex 38.35 

Apex Sunbeams 4,10 

Mt. Hermon 17.90 

Mt. Hermon Sunbeams 5.49 

Selma 8.95 

Inwood Sunbeams 2.00 

Ephesus 4.50 

Bphesus Sunbeams 8.00 

Morrlsville 63.67 

Holly Springs 23.17 

Holly Springs Sunbeams . . . , 3.93 

Wakefield 10.00 

Salem 2.10 

Gary 116.00 

Mt. Moriah 2.00 

Green Level 16.96 



566.92 

Robeson Association-— 

Rennert 17.00 

Long Branch 15.70 

Rear Swamp 37:86 

Genterville 5.69 

Red Springs Sunbeams , 34.00 



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Cedar Grove , 1.45 

Maxton 9.71 

Lumberton 137.82 

Lumberton Sunbeams 11.02 

Ashpole 24.40 

Ashpole Sunbeams 6.03 

Pleasant Hope 8.23 

Raft Swamp 18.39 

Back Swamp 20.04 

Back Swamp Sunbeams 3.38 

Big Branch 36.41 

Saddle Tree 2.69 

Antioch 3.00 

Pleasant Hill 4.5'/ 



392.39 

Sandy Creek Association — 

Pittsboro 64.78 

Jonesboro 18.70 

Aberdeen 17.75 

Carthage 44.11 

Carthage Sunbeams 11.17 

Siler City 24.49 

Siler City Sunbeams . . . .• 7.15 

Southern Pines 20.50 

Dunn's 2.20 

Tyson's Creek 1.90 

B'ethlehem 8.06 

Carthage Y. L. S 2.25 

Bethlehem Sunbeams 2.45 



225.51 



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Bandy Rim Association — 

Immanuel 5.11 

Henrietta 6.30 



11.41 

South Fork Associaiion — 

Hickory 82.10 

South River Association — 

Mill Creek 3.96 

Salem 35.90 

Antioch 15.85 

White Oak 17.01 

Payetteville 164.77 

Fayetteville Sunbeams 6.15 

Clement 1.85 

Union .60 

Spring Branch 5.40 

Pleasant Union 1.00 



252.49 

South Yadkin Association — 

Statesville 12.43 

Statesville Sunbeams 1.00 

Cleveland 2.50 



15.93 

Tuckaseegee Association — 

Webster 15.25 

Corinth 3.53 



18.78 



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Tar River Association — 

Henderson 75.38" 

Henderson Sunbeams 42.15 

Wilson 32.89 

Wilson Sunbeams 9.04 

Louisburg , 86.84 

Louisburg Sunbeams 9.42 

Rocky Mount 55.58 

Warren Plains 5.90 

Weldon ' 63.77 

Poplar Springs 39.75 

Poplar Springs Sunbeams - 1.01 

Scotland Neck . 257.94 

Scotland Neck Sunbeams 6.47 

Hobgood 16.65 

Middleburg . 8.21 

Sandy Creek 2.00 

Williamston 18.81 

Williamston Sunbeams ; 5.0O 

Gardner's 5.95 

Greenville 29.31 

Greenville Sunbeams 7.14 

Enfield 5.72 

Mt. Zio-n 3.20 

Maple Springs 10.00 

Washington 29.01 



827.14 

Union Association — 

Marshville ..................... 6.20 

Waxhaw 14.47 

Monroe 115.00 

Wingate 4.3^8^ 



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Meadow Branch ilOO 

Beaver Dam 2.85 



154.90 

West Chowan Association 

Mt. Tabor 47.70 

Murfreesboro Sunbeams 19.50 

Lawrence X Roads 8.75 

Capeheart's 7.29 

Kelford 10.00 

Aulander 72.40 

Aulander Sunbeams > 17.67 

Lewiston 9.89 

Colerain Sunbeams 22.25 

Buckhorn 190.22 

Buckhorn Sunbeams 4.22 

Cashie 7.82 

Cashie Sunbeams 26.70 

Potecasi 36.28 

Union 6.75 

Union Sunbeams 5.00 

Meherrin Sunbeams 7.47 

Hebron 12.75 

Roanoke Sunbeams 11.64 

Young Cadets, Roberts* Chapel .50 

Oak Grove .25 

Pleasant Grove 12.03 

Chowan 82.75 

Roberts* Chapel 5.27 

Pine Forest . 9.80 

Elam 13.00 

Holly Grove 1.30 

Ahoskie 4.31 



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Ahoskie Sunbeams 2.05 

Galatia 23.80 

Holly Grove School House 17.09 

Seaboard 9.80 

Rich Square 4.55 

Waxhaw 1.50 

C. B. F. Institute 15.61 

Brantley Grove 28.00 

Mt. Carmel 8.00 



763.91 

ISfo Association given— 

Winterville 2.00 

A friend 10.00 

Miss Lilly 2.50 

Otter Creek 2.00 

Mt. Moriah 3.00 

Pleasant Hill 3.80 

Antioch 3.00 

AntiO'Oh 1.25 

Mt. Zion 3.20 

New Hope 2.75 

Miss Draughan 10.00 

Miss McCracken 5.00 

Angeline 5.00 

Katesville Sunbeams 2.70 



56.20 



Total 9,351.40 



Appropriated as follows: ' 

To Foreign Missions $2,101.24 

To Christmas Offering 707.74 



Total for Foreign Missions $2,808.98 

To Hom6 Missions 977.52 

To Self Denial Offering 549.57 

To Boxes 3,148.46 



Total for Home Missions. . 4,675.55 

To State Missions - 1,577.17 

To Orphanage 122.64 

To Relief Fund 7.81 

To Sunday Schools 108.66 

To Seminary 1.95 

To Education Board 9.34 

To Expense Fund 2.58 

To India Famine Sufferers . , 34.22 
To Memorial Fund (Home 

Missions) 2.50 



Total . - . 9,381.40 



SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT, 

Charlotte, Mecklenburg & Cabarrus Asso. $175. 00 



Y. L. S , " " . 50.60 

Mountain Creek, Green River Asso 2.10 

Pleasant Hill. " " " ...... 1.58 

Maggie Nutt Society, Oxford, Flat River 

Asso 39.60 

Lisbon Sunbeams, Eastern Asso 5.82 

First Ch. Wilmington, " " 14.40 



keel Springs Sunbeams. Robeson Asso. 1.1'2 

Durham, Second Church, Mt. Zion Asso, 37.00 

Mt. Olive, Eastern Asso 5.25 

Rolesville Sunbeams, Central Asso . 2.25 

C. B. F. Institute, W. Chowan Asso 8.30 

L. A. S.. First Church, Asheville, Bun- 
combe Asso . 2. 65 

L. A. S., Roberts* Chapel, West Chowan 

A sso . . . - .85 

Lumberton, Robeson Asso 5.00 

Flat Rock, Central Asso .... 7.92 

859. 44 

(xrand total for Foreign Missions ... 2, 822. 07 

Total for Home Missions, $984.63 
•• Self-denial Fund 549.57 
" " Boxes 3,440.06 

" Home Missions 4,974.26 

" State Missions 1,619.81 

" Sunday Schools.... 108.66 

Orphanage ..... 122.64 

Students' Aid Fund . 5.00 

Ministerial Education . 9. 34 

Ministerial Relief Fund ... 7.81 

Seminary 1 . 95 

E.xpense Fund . 2.58 

India Famine Sufferers 34.22 

Memorial Fund, Home Missions 2.50 



9,710.84 



Of this amount the Sunbeams contributed : 



Foreign Missions.. $338.28 

Christmas Offering 11.03 



349.20 



Home Missions 

Self-denial 

Boxes 



. 105.23 
. 24. 53 
. 175.80 



State Missions 
Orphanage . . . 



305.56 
148.81 
1.95 



Sunday Schools... . 23.72 



Respectfully submitted. 

Mrs. W. N. Jones. Cor. Sec. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Band Superintendent 
of the Central Committee, reported the Children's 
Mission Work as follows : 

It is natural that, at the close of each year, we 
should compare the work done with that of other 
years, as this is our only means of measuring 
growth. Yet it is almost impossible, in the little 
particulars, to get a comparison of the children's 
work. It can only be made in a general way. 

One of the suggestions for 1900 was, that the 
Sunbeams observe a month of Self-denial for 
Home Missions during the second quarter. The 
Star Cards were offered for use at tiiis time, and 
a number of the Bands wrote for them, and they 
seem to have added to the children's interest in 
saving their pennies. 

The Bands added to our roll this year number 
13. Although this lacks 4 of coming up to iast 
year's additions, we are glad that our ranks are 



Grand total 



829.30 



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swelling. Indeed, we feel that we are quite a 
little army when we count up 111 Bands enrolled 
on our books. 

During the year just past, your Band Superin- 
tendent has written 384 letters. I wish to thank 
the Bands for the many kind replies which have 
come to me from them. They have proved one 
of the chief sources of pleasure aud encourage- 
ment during the year. 

It is a source of regret to me that I am unable 
personally to visit the Bands, but so far this 
pleasure has been denied me. 

But the very best part of our report I have been 
saving until now, because it makes me so happy 
hat I would certainly have forgotten everything 
else if I had begun with it. It is the financial re- 
port of the Sunbeams for WOO. You know our 
report last year was $525. 33, and we decided this 
year to work hard for $700. Now is it not grand 
beyond measure to hear that the Sunbeams have 
in 1900 given $829! Eight hundred and twenty-nine 
dollars ! ! Isn't it good to say this over and over? 
Eight hundred and twenty-nine dollars — one hun- 
dred and twenty more than we had hoped for. and 
two hundred and ninety-five more than last year. 
I wish every Sunbeam in the State could stand 
here with me this morning and give three round 
cheers for their year's work. 

From this encouraging report, w^e turn to the 
great topic which has been agitated so constantly 
since the summer months, the plan of having a 
North Carolina Sunbeam missionary This is the 
biggest thing the Baptist children of our State have 
ever attempted, and I believe with all my heart 
that they are going to make an immense success 
of it. 



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The pledges so far have amounted to $337. 
Most of them were received late, and so we have 
had no communication with Dr. Williugham about 
the special missionary to be given us. but these 
arrangements will be made at the earliest date 
possible. As the plans are perfected they will be 
announced in our Children's Corner of the Bibli- 
cal Recorder, and also through letters to the 
Bands. 

Will not each of you tell the children how well 
they have done, and whisper to them that their 
Central Committee believe, with the help of the 
new Bands, that are surely coming in this year, 
that their next report is coming up to $1,000. 
This seems a large amount to the children, yet it 
is only $120 more than they gave this year. One 
hundred and twenty more, with the aid of our new 
Bands and with a real missionary of our own 
to take care of, of course we can do it, and what 
we can do this year we are going to do. 

The following committees were appointed : 

Plana of Work. — Miss E. A. Draughan, Mrs. 
Hoge, Mrs. Hill, Mrs Crist, Mrs. Battle. Mrs. 
Howard. Mrs. Grayson, Mrs. Chappell, Mrs. White, 
Mrs. Royall, Miss J. Jones. 

Obituaries. —IslvB. C. E. Taylor, Mrs. Oldham, 
Mrs. lludgins, Mrs Dodson, Miss Perkins, Mrs. 
Curran. Mrs. Sprinkle. 

Jio^^o.— Mrs. Gwaltney, Mrs. Woodall, Mrs, 
Purefoy, Mrs Webb, Mr». Cooper, Mrs. Hankins, 
Mrs. Davenport. 

Resolutions. — Mrs. E. D. Sikes. Mrs. Brown, 
Miss L. Mitchell, Mrs. Lawhon, Mrs. Harmll, 
Mrs. E S. Reaves, Mrs. E. L Middleton, Mrs. 
McRay, Mrs. Forehand, Mrs. Lightfoot. 



The Assoriational Vice-Presidents who were in 
attendance on the meeting reported as follows : 

Mrs. L. N. Chappell. Beulah.— In the ten 
churches of Beulah there are only four societies, 
in which are about twenty-nine women strug- 
gling against want of encouragement and some- 
times open opposition from pastors, the impover- 
ished state of the country, and scattered member- 
ship. The, urgent needs are pastoral help, leaders 
among older women, Christian education for the 
younger women, and special training for all our 
missionary workers to tit them for better service. 

Miss E. A. Draughan, Buncombe.— I left the 
annual meeting last year as Vice-President of the 
new Neuse Association in the far east. God sent 
me to Asheville, and caused me to sit still and be 
patient until August. Then I took up the work 
of this western Association. Six societies and 
several churches were represented at the Associa- 
tional missionary meeting, and I came home 
deeply impressed with the great work to be done 
among the women of my Association. In Octo- 
ber, Mr. Vines, the pastor of the First Church of 
Asheville, and I made a Gospel Rally tour through 
the Association, visiting sixteen churches and 
reaching representatives of several others. I or- 
ganized three societies, and at every church, but 
one, the women promised to do all they could for 
missions. 

In the First Church, Asheville, the program 
for a week of prayer for the new century move- 
ment was arranged by the W. M. Society. A 
number were converted, and $375 was given to 
Foreign Missions. The society is conducting four 
cottage prayer-meetings every Tuesday afternoon, 



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and another will be arranged next week. There 
are thirteen societies in the Buncombe Associa- 
tion, all of which, with one exception, have re- 
ported to me during the last quarter. 

Mrs. B. F. Hill, Haywood Association — The 
Haywood societies and bands have given $266.35 
for missions this year, and I believe we are on the 
eve of an era of iargq^- things for' missions. An 
interesting Association tneeting was 'held, and a 
delightful all-day meeting, in connection with a 
fifth Sunday service. 

Mrs. W. B. Royall, Central Association.— De- 
lighted in the fact that the Annual Meeting met 
again in the midst of her field. While organiza- 
tion had not characterized the year in the Cen- 
tral, there had been growth in membership and 
interest, not only in the town but in the country 
churches as well. 

Mrs. J. A. Grayson. Green River.— Green 
River lies among the f ;ot-hills of the mountains, 
and in this territory J. C. Sorrell, lately passed 
away, did his great mission work. There are 
*?ourteen societies in the Association, including 
two Sunbeams Most of them are small numeri- 
cally, but. as is usually the case, are composed of 
the most active, earnest women in their respective 
churches. They are moving forward slowly, but 
surely. At the Association meeting every active 
society w^as reported, and nearly all reported 
larger gifts. If we are ever tempted to be dis- 
couraged, remember that each society is bringing 
Christians to a plainer view of their world-wide 
duty. 

Mrs. Lacy Hoge, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, 
ha I been prevented by sickness from active w^ork, 



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and must, report largely a year of omission. Con- 
cord and Charlotte were, however, moving for- 
ward, and other fields, she trusted, would be 
reached in 1901. 

Mrs. W. Battle. Mount Zion, wished she 
might report such progress in all the churches as 
was visible in the churches in Durham. She was 
pleased to report a new society in the East Dur- 
ham church. Shf^ prescribed for a languishing 
society a box packing. If that does not bring it 
to life, she said, then bury it. If s dead. 

Miss J. Jones, of the Eastern, had also one new 
society to report. This Absociation had, like 
several others, determined to support, as an addi- 
tional gift, a native worker. 

Mrs. Harvey Crist, Pilot Mountain,— As much 
of this territory had been under anti-missionary 
influence, it had been difificult for Woman's Work 
to get a foothold, but in ihe older churches of 
Leaksville, Mt. Airy and Winston W. M. Societies 
have for many years been doing a good work. To 
these others are added year by year. A helpful 
Association meeting was held with the Leaksville 
church, while the larger part of the societies have 
been visited by the Vice-President during the 
year. Could the work being done by the socie- 
ties at Winston and Leaksville for the factory 
population near them be properly added to their 
reports, they would be greatly increased. 

Mrs. S. a. How^ard, South River. — This Asso- 
ciation is twenty-four years old. It was organ- 
ized with nine churches, and now has thirty-two, 
fourteen of which were organized by the efforts 
of the Association Mission Board. Four years 
ago Woman's Mission Work began in the Associa- 



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tion by the organization of the W. M. S. at Sal3rrl^ 
burg church. There are now thirteen societies. 
Fayetteville, Salem and White Oak have decided 
to give $40 for the support of a native worker. 
During the year your Vice-President has w^ritren 
ninety-two letters and made eight visits. An As- 
sociational and fifth Sunday union missionary 
meeting was held. Four societies, if not more, have 
held New Century meetings. Several societies have 
been organized, and all, I trust, are ready for 
greater things in the first year of the new century. 

Mrs. John E. White, Kaleigh Association, 
now gives up her work, as she goes to another 
State. Nineteen societies in her Association have 
reported this year $566.92. 

Mrs. Harvey Hatcher, of Georgia, led in 
prayer, after which the meeting adjourned. 



Afternoon Session. 

Thursday, December 6. 

Meeting was called to order, and " From Green- 
land's Icy Mountains" was sung. Miss Miller, of 
Shaw University, led in prayer. 

Miss Sarah Barrows, long a missionary to Bur- 
mah under the Northern Baptist Board, on the 
same field in which Judson labored, spoke of the 
women of India. 

The report of the Volunteer Teachers' Work for 
the Summer of 1900 was read as follows : 

Schools taught. 16. 
Enrollment, 772. 



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Average enrollment per school, 483^8- 

Average attendance per school, 30. 

Location of schools (eight counties) : Cherokee, 
Alexander, Madison, Buncombe, Alleghany, Ashe, 
Wake and Wilkes. 

Total traveling expenses of 17 Volunteers, 
1262.77; average per teacher, $15.45. (Two of the 
ladies who left home were prevented by sufficient 
reasons from organizing schools, and one taught 
near her own home, thus costing the Board noth- 
ing.) 

Distribution of leaflets; 1,500 religious tracts, 
and a large number of papers, magazines, etc. 

Appreciation of work done is shown by the fact 
that in almost every instance teachers were urged 
to remain and take the public schools. In one 
case four such schools were offered. 

Almost without exception the communities in 
which the schools were taught request schools 
next year. Every indication points to the fact 
that a very large number of places will apply for 
schools next summer. 

Miss E. S. Young. Miss Julia Jones, Miss Kate 
Leary and Miss Maud Burke, Volunteer Teachers 
in the summer of 1900, told of their work. 

Mrs. Hudgins, of Marshall, and Miss Draughan, 
of Asheville, expressed their belief in the possi- 
bilities of the Volunteer Movement. 

Drs. Willingham, Frost and Skinner and Mr. 
J. E. White were invited to address the meeting, 
Dr. Willingham acting as chairman, during An 
Hour with the Secretaries. 

Dr. J. M. Frost, Secretary of the Sunday School 
Board, spoke of his w^ork. Mr. J. E. White, Sec- 



retai'y of the State Board of Missions, of Woman's 
Power in State Missions. 

At the conchision of Mr. Wiiite's address Miss 
Fannie Heck, in behalf of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies presented him with a cloclc as a fare- 
well token of love and appreciation for the "best 
friend of the Woman's Missionary work in North 
Carolina." 

Mr. White accepted the gift in a few words of 
deep feeling. 

" Blest be the tie that binds " was sung. 

Dr. T. E. Skinner addre.^sed the meeting. 

Dr. R. J. Willingham spoke of Woman's Influ- 
ence for IMissions in the Home. 

After singing "In the cross of Christ I glory," 
and benediction by Mr. White, the audience re- 
paired to the Sunday School room of the church 
where an informal reception was tendered to the 
Secretaries and Vice-Presidents. Souvenir pro- 
grams of the occasion, adorned with a miniature 
map of the world, were presented to the guests, 
while a large and interesting loan collection of 
missionary curios was opened for their inspection, 



FRIDAY— Morning Session. 

Friday, December 7. 
The meeting was called to order by the Presi- 
dent. 

Miss Maud Reid, of Raleigh, led the devotional 
exercises. 

Dr. F. H. Kerfoot spoke of Home Missions. 
Minu.tes of Thursday read and approved. 



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Mrs. O. B. Foushee. of Durham, presented ad- 
dress on Woman's Progress in the Nineteenth Cen- 
tury. 

Mrs. W. S. Primrose, of Raleigh, welcomed the 
Baptist ladies in behalf of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Society of he Presbyterian Church, in which 
thev met. 

Mrs. W. D. Hubbard, of Kaleigh. on behalf of 
the Woman s Centra-1 Committee, presented their 
recommendations for the year 1901 as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR 
THE YEAR 1901. 

Deeply conscious of the great responsibilities 
which devolve upon us as individuals as we enter 
the 20th century, yet contident that He who has 
used us in His work in the past will still more 
largely use us if we yield ourselvps entirely to His 
service, the Central Committee would recommend 
for the work of the year 1901 the following : 

1. That throughout the first year of the new 
century we continue the Forward Movement each 
society making unremitting effort to increase its 
membership, to have connected with itself a chil- 
dren's branch, and to organize societies in neigh- 
boring churches. That for this purpose a corps of 
volunteer organizers be called for. each such vol- 
unteer pledging lierself to visit and endeavor to 
organize societies in at least three churches dur- 
ing the incoming year. 

2. That the societies obsf-rve again this year the 
Christmas Offering and the Week of Prayer for 
^lissions. the Week of Self-denial and Prayer for 
Home Missions, the Thanksgiving day in July for 



state Missions, and use their influence towards 
the observance by our Sunbeam bands and Sun- 
day Schools of Bible and Sunday School Mission 
days. 

3. That Mr. T. C. Britton, of Soochow, China, 
and Miss Lottie Price, of Shanghai, China, be our 
Yates Memorial Missionaries, the sum of $1,^'00 
being our Christmas Offering for their support. 

4. That in grateful acknowledgment of the 
hearty reception and great success attending the 
work of the Volunteer Teachers in their first sum- 
mer's work, we treble the number of workers in 
1901, calling for at least fifty duly recommended 
teachers of ability, experience and consecration, 
who for two months will conduct summer schools 
in destitute places, teaching the Bible and ele- 
mentary studies, receiving for their services only 
their board and traveling expenses. 

5. That special emphasis be laid upon the pur- 
chase and perusal of missionary books, and con- 
tinued effort be made to still further widen the 
circulation of the Foreign Mission Journal, Our 
Home Field. Kind Words, and our State denomi- 
national papers. 

6. That while we note w^ith gratitude the close 
relations between Societies and the Associational 
Vice-Presidents, we still urge upon the former to 
communicate regularly with these officers at least 
once a quarter, sending them duplicate copies of 
the quarterly report sent to the Corresponding 
Secretary of the Central Committee and also as- 
sisting them in the maintenance of an Associa- 
tional Meeting. 

7. That in view of the increase in the work and 
gifts of the Women's and Children's Societies con- 



nected with the Baptist churches of North Caro- 
lina we, their representatives, take the following 
as our determined aims for the first year of the 
new century: 

(1) The organization of fifty Women's Mission- 
ary Societies. 

(2) The organization of fifty Children's Socie- 
ties. 

(3) The giving of the sum of $10,500.00. 

Discussion of the clauses of the recommenda- 
tions was opened by the following ladies : 

The Foricard Movement— Mrs. T. B. Henry, 
Wadesboro. In Mrs. Henry's absence her paper 
was read by Mrs. Gudger. of Asheville. 

Special Off erings —Mrs. T. S. Sprinkle, Winston. 

Our Memorial 3Iissionaries— Mrs. G. L. Ham- 
rick. Biltmore. 

Mrs. George Green, of Canton, China, spoke of 
New Duties in China. 

Our Volunteer Teachers — Mrs. J. L. Morgan, of 
Marion, followed by Mrs. Woodall, of Mars Hill; 
Mrs. Hlil, of Clyde ;Mrs. Hudgins, Miss Draughan 
and others. 

Missionary Literature — Mrs. L. R. Pruett, of 
Charlotte. 

On Our Determined Aim ten ladies spoke for one 
minute each. 

On motion of Mrs. Battle the last clause of the 
recommendations was amended to read: "The giv- 
ing the sum of ^11.000.00." 

Six ladies volunteered for Organizers' Corps, 
promising to endeavor to organize three societies 
each during the coming year. 

Six young ladies offered themselves as Volun- 
teer Teachers for the summer of 1901. 



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Miss Draughan led in prayer for blessing on the 
year's work. 

The recommendations of the Central Committee 
were adopted unanimously, on motion of Mrs. 
Hudgins. 

The report of the Committee on Plans of Work, 
presented by Miss Draughan, was adopted, and is 
as follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. We urge Baptist women to appeal to the 
Christian women of the State in behalf of the fac 
tory workers and the restriction of child labor to 
fewer hours in order that they may have more 
time for study, and that their lives be not com- 
pletely stunted and crushed mentally, morally 
and physically. 

2. Feeling sure that the time has come for the 
work among the colored sisters to be taken up by 
the Woman's Missionary Society, we urge that this 
work be a part of our Forward Movement for the 
20th century. 

3. We would place especial emphasis upon the 
Volunteer Movement, and, as Vice-Presidents, we 
pledge our most earnest efforts and heartj^ sup- 
port to the Central Committee in this work. 

The report of the Committee on Obituaries was 
presented by Mrs. C. E. Taylor and adopted, and 
is as follows : 

The Woman's Missionary Society at Wake For- 
est mourns the loss of Mrs. John M. Brewer, who 
passed from earth to heaven within the past year. 



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She was the only child of Dr. Waite, the first 
President of Wake Forest. In her childhood 
Yates. Skinner and others eminent in usefulness 
were students of the Institution. She watched its 
growth from the time the one central building 
afforded ample accommodations for the fifty stu- 
dents till it reached its present proportions. One 
after another of her sons graduated and went forth 
to fill positions of influence, and the youngest of 
them now" most ably fills the Chair of Chemistry. 
Of her it might be truly said, " Her children rise 
up and call her blessed; her hu.sband also, he prais- 
eth her " In the community the influence of her 
beautiful and noble life will long be felt. The 
summons to come up higher came suddenly but it 
found her ready. •• Being dead she yet speaketb." 

The Woman's Missionary Society of Hickor}- 
was last year called to part with their most effi- 
cient Secretary, Mrs. E. A. McRary, Then their 
beloved President. Mrs. T. J. Wiggs. was called 
up higher. They deeply feel their affliction, but 
know that " He doeth all things w^ell." 

The Woman's Missionary Society of the First 
Church. Durham, laments the death of Mrs. J. M. 
Pollard. 

The Woman's Missionary Society of Youngs- 
ville reports: '"We were last year deprived of a 
beloved and useful member, our sister Mrs, Wiley 
Riddick, one whose influence was felt in every 
department of Christian service. Her life was "a 
living epistle, known and read of all men ' " 

The Society at Salem, South River, mourns the 
death of Mrs. Lela C. Duncan, its first Secretary, 
wiiile the Henderson Society has lost a faithful 
member in Miss Pattie Lewis. 



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The report of the Motto Committee was pre 
sented by Mrs. W. A. Gwaltney, of Hickory, and 
adopted, as follows : 

Motto for the year 1901 : Knowledge of the Word, 
Consecration of Self, Zeal in Service. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was 
adopted, as follows : 

Resolved 1. That we return thanks to the ladies 
of Ralei^?h for their cordial hospitality to us dur- 
ing the Convention, 

Rpsolved To the stenographer, who has so 
kindly given us her valuable time during our 
meeting. 

Resolved 3. To the members of the Presbyterian 
Church for the use of their comfortable building. 

Resolved 4. To our beloved President, who has 
so ably presided over the meetings and contrib- 
uted so much to the pleasure of both delegates 
and visitors. 

The Minutes of the morning session were read 
and approved. 

As a parting song, Mrs. T. S. Sprinkle sang "The 
Home of the Soul." 

Miss Sarah Barrow, Mrs. Woodall, Mrs. Hudg- 
ins led in prayer. 

^ "God be with you till we meet again " was sung 
and the Tenth Annual Meeting adjourned to meet 
in Winston Thursday after the first Sunday in 
December, 1901. 



MINUTES 

OF THK 

ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THK 

^ WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOQETIES, 

^ AUXILIARY TO THE 

< BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

\ OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

^ ' HELD IN THE 

i FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WINSTON, 
/ December 5 and 6, 1901. 




RALEIGH : 
EDWARDS * BROUQHTON, PRINTERS. 
1902 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN THE 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WINSTON, 
December 5 AND 6, 1901. 



RALFIGH : 
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, PRINTERS 
1902 



SU M MARY. 



Societies reporting in 1901 800 

Societies organized 78 

Total reported by Societies in 1899 $8,777.98 

Total reported by Societies in 1900 9,710.84 

Total reported by Societies in 1901 9,766.36 

Motto for 1902. — Persistence in Prayer, Prepa- 
rai ion, Propa,a;a tioii . 

Aim for 1902. — One hundred new Societies; 
eleven thousand dollars for State, Home and 
Foreign Missions. 

SUMMAEY OF EEPORTS FOK 1900 AND 1901. 

1900. 1901. 

To Foreign Missions ... .$2,111.33 $2,303.00 

To Christmas Offering 707.74 812.21 



Total Foreign Missions 2,822.07 3,115.21 

Home Mii^sions $284.63 $1,023.68 

Week of Self denial 549.57 613.40 

Value of Boxes 3,440.06 2,374.58 



Total Home Missions 4,974.26 4,011.66 

State Miss ons $1,619.81 $1,844.95 

Volunteer Fund 277.83 



Total State Missions 1,619.81 2,121.78 



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Orphanage $122.64 $131.13 

Ministerial Relief, Ministerial 

Education, Sunday Schools 

and Churches 172.06 90.35 



Total 9,710.84 9,766.36 



SUMMAKY OF CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMAN'S MISSION- 
ARY SOCIETIES OF NORTH CAROLINA TO STATE, 
HOME AND FOREIGN MISSIONS SINCE APPOINT- 
MENT OF THE woman's CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

1886 $1,000.95 

1887 • 1,718.46 

1888 1,881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1890 1,921.56 

1891 3,128.14 

1892 3,916.85 

1893 (centennial contribution included) 4,955.71 

1894 2,374.97 

1895 4,491.88 

1896 3,969.54 

1897 6,272.83 

1898 6,893.00 

1899 8,777.98 

1900 9.710.84 

1901 9,766.36 



Total 



72,920.06 



CONSTITUTION. 



PREAMBLE. 

Believing the work of the W. M. Societies, 
and through them the mission cause, will be 
greatly advanced by an Annual Mesting. we, 
their representatives, organize with the follow- 
ing 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be "The 
Annual Meeting of the W. M. S. of the Bap- 
tist Churches of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each Society (with four addi- 
tional representatives from the local Society), 
one adult female representative from each Mis- 
sion Band in correspondence with the Central 
Committee. Members of the Central Committee 
shall be members by right of office. All other 
members of Societies shall be welcome visitors, 
but only representatives shall be entitled to 
vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to dis- 
cuss and recommend plans for the furtherance 
of the work. 

4. This m_eeting shall be held in the same 
city, and at the same time, as the Baptist State 
Convention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 



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Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by- 
ballot at the first annual session. 

6. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present 
at a regular Annual Meeting, three months' no- 
tice of desired change having been given the 
Central Committee. 

Note. — The Central Committee, consisting of 
thirteen ladies from Raleigh, and the Associa- 
tion Vice-Presidents, is not appointed by the 
Annual Meeting, but by the State Board of Mis- 
sions, which is appointed by the Baptist State 
Convention. The Central Committee is thus a 
committee of the Convention, and as such re- 
ports to it, as well as to The Woman's Annual 
Meeting, each year. The officers of the Central 
Committee are: President, Miss F. E. S. Heck; 
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. W. N. Jones; 
Band Superintendent, Miss E. N. Briggs, Ral- 
eigh. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Wo- 
man's Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the 
Baptist State Convention, convened in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston on Thursday, 
December 6th, at 9:30 o'clock, Miss Fannie E. 
S. Heck presiding. 

Opening devotional exercises, of which the 
key-thought was Consecration, were participated 
in by a number of ladies. Miss Maria Vogler, of 
Moravian Church, Salem, spoke of the oldest 
W. M. S. Missionary Society in North Carolina, 
which is soon to celebrate its seventy-fifth anni- 
versary. 

Mrs. D. Rich, of Winston-Salem, welcomed the 
delegates and visitors. Miss E. A. Draughn, of 
Asheville, responded for Western ; Mrs. L. N. 
Chappeli, of Graham, for Central, and Mrs. H. L. 
Grant, of Goldsboro, for Eastern North Caro- 
lina. 

ENEOLLMENT OF DELEGATES AND VISITORS. 

Mrs. E. W. Timberlake, Louisburg; Mrs. J. C. 
Murchison, Greensboro: Mrs. J. A. Dodson, 
Greensboro; Mrs. A. A. Hanna, Mt. Airy; Mrs. 
A. F. Yates, Aberdeen; Mrs. Edwin Reaves, 
Statesville; Mrs. S. G. Hall, Wilmington; Mrs. 
J. H. Tucker, Asheville; Miss B. A. Draughn, 
Asheville; Miss Cora Brown, Statesville; Mrs. 



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Lucretia Blalock, Ledger; Mrs. C. J. D. Parker, 
Durham; Mrs. W. N. Jones, Raleigli; Miss Fan- 
nie E. S. Heck, Raleigh; Miss Susie Heck, Ral- 
eigh; Miss Susan Clark, Raleigh; Miss Eliza- 
beth Briggs, Raleigh; Mrs. J. J. Riddick, Win- 
ston-Salem; Mrs. Harvey Crist, Winston-Salem; 
Mrs. Minnie Jones, Winston-Salem; Mrs. H. L. 
Grant, Goidsboro; Mrs. John V/ebb, Oxford; 
Mrs, S. D. Swaim, Mocksville; Mrs. A. L. Betts, 
Eastern Association, Warsaw; Miss Dora Lloyd, 
Summerfield; Mrs. Petty, High Point; Mrs. M. 
A. Laughenour, Lewisville; Mrs. R. C. Charles, 
High Point; Mrs. G. W. Green, Mocksville; Mrs. 
J. M. Currin, Oxford; Miss Amanda Cheek, Dur- 
ham; Mrs. W. H. Rich, Lexington; Miss Julia 
Brov/n, Hampton ville; Mrs. N. B. Broughton, 
Raleigh; Miss Rosa Broughton, Raleigh; Mrs. 
C. L. Pinkston, Mt. Airy; Mrs. D. F. King, 
Leaksville; Mrs. Y\^. H. H. Lawhon, Sandy Creek 
Association; Miss Georgia Robertson, Yancey- 
ville; Mrs. W. H. AVoodall, Mars Hill; Mrs. C. S. 
Cashwell, Green River Association; Mrs. C. L. 
Greaves, Rockingham; Mrs. M. C. Workman, 
Greensboro; Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, Marshall; 
Mrs. L. N. Chappell, Graham; Miss Janie E, 
Taylor, Wake Forest; Mrs. M. V. Follett, Dur- 
ham; Mrs. L. R. Pruitt, Charlotte; Mrs. W. C. 
Tyree, Durham; Miss Lou Baity, Statesville; 
Mrs. E. H. Wren, Mt. Airy; Miss Mary B. Neal, 
Reidsville; Mrs. S. H. Cannady, Oxford; Miss 
Florence Trogden, Leaksville; Miss King Lind- 
say, Jerusalem Church; Mrs. J. D. Brooks, Ox- 
ford; Mrs. A. T. Cotton, Morrisville; Mrs. Geo. 
E. Nissen, Waughtown; Miss Imogene Tuck,Vir- 



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gilina, Va.; Mrs. T. J. Ramseur, Cleveland 
Mills; Mrs, S. F. Conrad, Charlotte; Mrs. 
Springs Conrad, Lewisville; Mrs. W, A. Wilkin- 
son, Winston-Salem; Miss Willie Hawkins. Win- 
ston-Salem; Miss Minnie Miller, Winsron-S.i- 
lern: Mrs. D. Rich, Winston-Salem. 

Election of officers for the Annual Meeting 
was presided over by Mrs. J. C. Murchison, of 
Greensboro, with the following results: 

Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, President; Miss E. 
A. Draughn, First Vice-President, and Mrs. Har- 
vey Crist, Second Vice-President; Mrs. W. N. 
Jones, Treasurer, and Mrs. D. Rich, Recording 
Secretary. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Committee of Missions, delivered the an- 
nual address. Subject, "The Missionary Hope." 

Below is given the summary of that part of 
the work of the Central Committee: 

Committee especially under the oare of Miss Heck. 

New Societies. 78: letters written. 2,971; quar- 
terly letters. 2 000: leaflets, minutes, blanks, etc., 
distribut d. 18,770. 

Mrs. W. N, Jones, Corresponding Secretary 
and Treasurer of Central Committee, spoke on 
"Woman's Part in the Mission Work of the 
State and Southern Baptist Convention," and 
presented the following annual report: 

ANNUAL liEPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL COM- 
MITTEE OF MISSIONS, 1901. 



Af^he and Alleghany Association — 
Beaver Creek 



$1.08 



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Atlantic Association — 



Middle Street, New Bern $99.46 

Middle Street, New Bern, Sunbeams. 7.07 

Tabernacle, New Bern 28.80 

Tabernacle, New Bern, Sunbeams. . . 18.68 

Swansborc , 32.621 

Swansboro, Sunbeams 8.76 

Fort Barnwell 3.00 

Morehead City 56.91 

Beaufort 6.75 

Tabernacle, New Bern, Y. L. S 1.10 



263.15 

Beulah Association — 

Lea Bethel ' 13.59 

Yanceyville 10.65 

Trinity 6.93 

Shiloh 8.95 



40.12 

Brunswick Association — 

Antioch 11.53 

Bethel 10.15 

Southport 10.24 



31.92 

Bladen Association — 

Galeed 26.15 

Abbottsburg 4.65 

French's Creek 5.70 



36.50 



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Buncombe Association — 

Ashe^ille, First Church $413.56 

Asheville, First Church; Sunbeams. . 60.53 

Asheville, West End 32.22 

Cane Creek 10.45 

Morgan Hili 2.77 

Garrison School-House 9.00 

Macedonia Church 6.21 

White Rock 1.00 

Beaver Dam 17.91 

Pleasant Hill 19.00 

Antioch 11.42 

Fern Hill 13.00 

Berea 5.50 

Cane Creek, Sunbeams 1.00 



611.57 

Carolina Association — 

Hendersonville 98.45 

Pleasant Hill 5.90 

Mt. Gilead 1.50 

Mills River 8.85 

Fruitland 3.09 

Riverside 4.30 

Ebenezer 1.00 



123.09 

Caldwell Association — 
Lenoir 6.15 

Cape Fear and Columtus Association — 

Smyrna, Sunbeams 7.50 

Whiteviile 17.40 



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Griffin's Cross-Roads $i.08 

Chadbourne 6.30 

Whiteville, Sunbeams .36 



32.72 

Cedar Creek Association — 

Rockfish 51.06 

Green Springs 3.00 

Hope Mills 7,62 

Cape Pear 5.00 

Great Marsh 2.20 



68.88 

Chowan Association — 

Cool Springs 13.52 

Middle Swamp 17.00 

Sawyer's Creek 5.00 

Elizabeth City 72.78 

Reynoldson 14.55 

Edenton 10.00 



132.85 

Central Association — 

Yoimgsville 20.05 

Youngsville, Sunbeams 6.00 

Raleigh First Church 431.79 

Raleigh First Church, Y. L. S 29.49 

Raleigh First Church, Sunbeams. . . . 30.32 

Rolesville 5.48 

Wake Forest 241.22 

Wake Forest, Sunbeams 8.99 

Mt. Vernon 15.24 

Bethlehem 7.20 



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Wake Forest, Y. L. S $17.12 

B. F. University 28.86 

Rolesvllle, Sunbeams 10.68 

Oak Grove, Sunbeams 4.75 

Perry's Chapel 3.91 

Perry's Ciiapel, Sunbeams 5.03 

Rocky Ford 1.65 

Flat Rock 17.16 

Caraleigh 8.15 



893.09 

Eastern Association — 

Wilmington, First Church 71.37 

Wilmington, Sunbeams 95.00 

Warsaw 27.95 

Ciinton 11.55 

Lisbon, Sunbeams 1.47 

Johnston 9.04 

Corinth 7.08 

Willing Workers, Southside, Wil- 
mington 59.58 

Clinton, Sunbeams 7.60 

Mt. Olive 12.38 

Wilmington, Southside 16.50 

Kenan sville, Sunbeams .78 

Clinton, Y. L. S , 3.60 



823.90 

Flat River — 

Mt. Zion 29.32 

Mill Creek 11.50 

Oxford 128.80 

Oxford, Maggie Nutt Society 67.65 



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Roxboro $19.05 

Oxford, Sunbeams 25.00 

Florence Avenue, Virgillca 7.63 

Mt. Zion, Sunbeams C.rs 



292.63 

French Broad Association — 

Mars Hill 40.16 

Marshall 6.30 

Bull Creek 1.F6 



48.02 

Green River Association — 

Rutherfordton 72.67 

Rutherfordton, Sunbeams 9.95 

Round Hill 35.50 

Marion 27.40 

Pleasant Hill 12.04 

Montford Cove 60 00 

Mt. Vernon 12.60 

Mountain Creek 15.65 

Dysartsville 9.64 

Bethel , 17.25 

Clear Creek 3.00 

Chapel Hill 5.00 



236.70 

- Hayiuood Association — 

Pleasant Hill 129.50 

Waynesville, Sunbeams 3.00 

Waynesville 117.42 



249.92 



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Kings Mountain — 

Shelby $69.10 

Shelby, Sunbeiams 1.00 

Shelby, Y. L. S 10.00 

New Bethel 5.00 

Cherryville 4.00 



89.10 

Little River Association — 

New Hill 13.25 

Dunn 11.75 

Biiie's Creek 1.48 



26.48 

Liherty Association — 

Lexington 25.15 

Orphanage, W. M. S 12.80 

HoUov^ay's 5.00 



42.95 

MecMenliurg and Caharrus Association — 

Tryon Street, Charlotte 326.51 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Y. L. S 200.07 

Concord, Sunbeams 3.50 

Olivet 2.00 

Miss Price 1.00 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte, Sunbeams. 10.00 

Friendship 7.50 

Pleasant Union .24 



550.82 

Liherty and Ducktown Association — 
Pleasant Hill 2.16 



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Mt. Zion — 

Durham, First Church $100 86 

Durham, First Church, Sunbeams... 42.19 

East Durham 8.56 

Chapel Hill, Sunbeams 5.75 

Graham 38.09 

Mt. Gilead 13.55 

Burlington 18.25 

Cedar Fork 19.57 

Lystra 17.36 

Durham, Second Church 99.94 

Chapel Hill 11.00 

Graham, Sunbeams 2.95 

Williams Chapel 4.00 

Lystra, Sunbeams 1.30 

Mebane 2.00 

West Durham 4.50 

Mt. Gilead, Sunbeams .75 



532.21 

Neuse Association — 

Kinston : . 214.95 

Goldsboro 109.70 

Pollocksville 12.60 

Kinston, Y. L. S 2.15 

Goldsboro, Sunbeams 22.19 

Fort Barnwell 6.00 

Fort Barnwell, Sunbeams 1.00 

Castoria 2.45 



371.04 

Pilot Mou7ifain — 

Leaksville 71.67 

Leaksville, Sunbeams 7.16 



/ 

Winston, First Church $149.40 

Mt. Airy 27.60 

Salem, Mission Sunbeams 10.25 

Mt. Airy, Sunbeams 3.25 \ 

Winston, First Church, Y. L. S 16.50 \ 

Winston, Broad Street 36.50 1 

Waughtown 19.18 

Waughtown, Y. L. S 2.25 

Madison 12.15 

Winston, First Church, Sunbeams. . . 25.00 

Lev/isville 3.55 

Mayodan, Sunbeams 1.00 



385.46 

Pee Dee Association — 

Lilesville, Sunbeams 2.17 

Laurinburg 62.05 

Laurinburg, Sunbeams 15.00 

Roberdel 15.10 

Spring Hill 25.13 

Spring Hill, Sunbeams 16.25 

Pee Dee 12.80 

Wadesboro 144.35 

Rockingham 60.89 

Wadesboro, Sunbeams 3 35 

Ansonville 24.75 

Wadesboro, Girls' Bard 21.40 

Rocky River 2.^0 

Spring Hill, Y. L. S 9.05 

Rockingham, Sunbeams 22.80 



436.99 

Piedmont Association. — 
Reidsville 121.20 



IT 

Greensboro. West Washington Street $179.35 



Greensboro, West Washington Street, 

Boys' Band 11.00 

Greensboro, West Washington Street, 

Y. L. S 97.09 

Greensboro, West Washington Street, 

B. B. Band 29.20 

Liberty 2.13 

High Point 51.10 

Ramseur, Sunbeams .78 

Reidsville, Sunbeams .95 

Summerfield 4.35 



497.15 

Raleigh Associaiion — 

Tabernacle, Raleigh 314.70 

Leesville 13.90 

Leesville, Sunbeams 2.58 

Mt. Hermon 15.00 

Mt. Hermon, Sunbeams 2.45 

Bphesus, Sunbeams 3.43 

Holly Springs . 19.88 

Gary ■ 121.55 

Tabernacle, Y. L. S 38.74 

Apex 49.75 

Holly Springs, Sunbeams 1.07 

Raleigh, Third Church, Sunbeams... 5.25 

Morrisville 60.29 

Ephesus 1.50 

Inwood 6.20 

Gary, Sunbeams 5.00 

Wakefield 12.30 

Garner 1.50 

Clayton 6.35 



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Seliria, Simbeams $1.50 

Apex, Sunbeams 1.34 



684.28 

Rol)eson Association — 

Long Branch 8.00 

Bear S¥/amp 14.05 

Red Springs, Sunbeams 7.24 

Lumberton 201.71 

Lumberton, Sunbeams 13.64 

Ashpoie 22.20 

Ashpole, Sunbeams 9.74 

Raft Swamp 28.58 

Pleasant Hill 21.66 

Lumber Bridge 20.15 

Centerville 4.75 

Spring Hill 1.00 

Lumber Bridge, Sunbea,ms 8.00 

Pleasant Hope 3.25 

Pair Bluff 2.90 

Saddle Tree : 5.46 

Big Branch 10.00 

Antioch ; .76 

Raft Swamp, Sunbeams 1.21 



384.30 

Sandy Creek Association — 

Pittsboro 72.09 

Jonesboro 27.49 

Aberdeen 34.50 

Carthage 81.70 

Siler City 39.05 

Southern Pines 13.75 

Bethlehem 7.30 



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Pittsboro, Sunbeams $2.82 

Carthage, Sunbeams 1.50 

Bear Creek 4.23 

Reeves' Chapel 2.23 

Slier City, Sunbeams 1.50 

Cameron 10.35 

Gum Springs 3.30 



299.81 

Sanely Run Association — 

Henrietta 6.65 

Immanuel 19.55 



26.20 

South Fork Association — 

Hiciiory 28.29 

McAdensvllie 17.90 

Hicltory, Sunbeams .55 



46.74 

South River Association — 

Salemburg 19.08 

Antloch 21.78 

Wiiite Oak 19.15 

Fayetteviile 80.21 

Pleasant Union .70 

Salemburg, Sunbeams 1.61 

Spring Hill 4.85 

Spring Branch 11.00 

Massey Hill 3.15 

Autryvllle 2.53 



154.06 



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Stfih ly Association — 

Noi u-ood $14.75 

South Yadkm Association — 

Cleveland 4.20 

Statesville 39.06 

Mocksville 10.12 

Jerusalem 7.60 

Statesville, Sunbeams 5.00 

Statesville, Second Church 3.00 

Statesville, Second Church, Sunbeams 8.70 



77.68 

Tar River Association — 

Henderson 78.15 

Henderson, Sunbeams 49.50 

Wilson 80.30 

Louisburg 128.11 

Louisburg, Sunbeams 6.73 

Rocky Mount 33.60 

Poplar Springs 24.75 

Hobgood . . 18.05 

Sandy Creek 12.80 

Gardner's 2.00 

Greenville 27.88 

Greenville, Sunbeams 15.24 

Enfield 4.00 

Spring-hope 13.34 

Weldon 88.04 

Scotland Neck 264.62 

Washington 23.70 

Middleburg 4.77 

V/arren Plains 9.15 



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Wilson, Sunbeams $1.00 

Hickory 8.86 

Scotland Neck, Sunbeams 3.00 

Mt. Zion 2.15 

Williamston 15.00 

Manson, Sunbeams 1.00 

Cypress Chapel 1.25 

Battleboro 4.55 



921.54 

Tuckaseigee Association — , 

Webster 8.75 

Oak Grove 1.00 



9.75 

Union Association — 

Marsbville 33.81 

Waxhaw 5.05 

Monroe 120.00 

Meadov/ Branch 21.10 

Monroe, Sunbeams 16.00 



195.96 

Transylvania Association — 

Brevard 3.44 

West Chowan Association — 

Mt. Tabor 37.48 

Lawrence Cross-Roads 10.00 

Capehearts 9.76 

Aulander 24.00 

Lewiston 12.75 

Buckhorn 31.54 



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Cashie $16.90 

Cashie, Sunbeams 8.07 

Potecasi 29.28 

Union 8.71 

Hebron 23.92 

Chowan 64.30 

Elam 14.00 

Ahoskie 26.13 

Seaboard 2 2.. 50 

Galatia 27.95 

Windsor ^. 6.65 

Coleraine, Sunbeams 26.50 

Keiford 10.90 

Murfreesboro, Sunbeams 10.66 

Buckhorn, Sunbeams 6.11 

Meherrin, Sunbeams 7.95 

Roanoke 2.69 

Miss V/illiam.s, Harrellsville 5.00 

Roberts' Chapel 7.64 

Mt. Carmei 16.00 

Holly Grove School-House 8.90 

Rich Square 10.54 

Jackson 7.75 

Pleasant Grove 6.00 

Ahoskie, Sunbeams 1.75 

Hebron 7.50 

Seaboard, Sunbeams 5.20 

Jackson, Sunbeams .80 

Rich Square, Sunbeams 4.00 

Roanoke, Sunbeams 11.82 

Fine Forest 3.00 



534.65 



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Ko Association Given — 



Shanghai, China $^.00 

Miss H. E. Hester 2.00 

South Creek 2.50 

Miss M. Halloway 1.00 

Oswego 1.31 

Miss M. E. Vance 5.00 

Mrs. Hartsell 1.02 

Hominy 2.00 

Shiloh 9.G2 

Pour Oaks, Sunbeams 2.15 

A Friend 9.64 

Bear Creek G.05 

Churchill 5.00 

Ruffin, Sunbeams 7.31 

Wallburg, Sunbeams 3.00 



59. GO 

Appropriated as follows: 

To Foreign Missions $2,303.00 

To Christmas Offering 812.21 

Total for Foreign Missions $3,1 '5.21 

To Home Missions 1,023.68 

To Home Mission Boxes 2,374.58 

To Self-Denial Fund 613.40 

Total for Home Missions 4,011 6B 

To State Missions 1,844.95 

To State Missions Vol. Fund. 277.83 



Total for State Missions. 



2,122.78 



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To Orphanage $131.13 

To Ministerial Education 39.60 

To Sunday Schools 18.57 

To Famine Relief, China 7.73 

To B. F. University 2.50 

To Expense Fund 183 

To Associational Schools. ... 295.23 

To Ministerial Relief Fund.. 20.12 



9,766.36 

The Sunbeams contritmted to the above 
amount as follows: 

To Foreign Missions $400.89 

To Christmas Offering 75.04 

Total for Foreign Missions.. 475.93 

To Home Missions 93.58 

To Home Missions, Self-Denial 

Fund 21.81 

To Home Mission Boxes 160.36 



Total for Home Missions 275.75 

To State Missions 127.32 

To Orphanage 62.08 

To Sunday Schools 1.50 

To Ministerial Relief 6.50 



949.08 



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The following Vice-Presidents spoke of "Our 
Associations; Their Locations, Needs and Fu- 
ture:" 

Miss E. A. Draughn, of the Buncombe Asso- 
ciation; Mrs. L. N. Chappell, of the Beulah As^ 
sociation; Mrs. W. H. Woodall, of the French 
Broad Association; Mrs. H. L. Grant, of the 
Neuse Association; Mrs. J. C. Murchison, of the 
Piedmont Association; Mrs. Harvey Crist, of the 
Pilot Mountain Association. 

Meeting adjourned after being led in prayer 
by Mrs. C. H. Wiley, of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Winston-Salem. 

SECOND SESSION. 

Thursday Afternoon, 
December 5, 2:30 o'clock. 

Meeting opened with devotional exercises, led 
by Mrs. M. V. Follette, Durham. 

The following Committees were appointed: 

Committee on Recommendations — Mrs. L, R. 
Pruett, Chairman; Mrs. A. L. Betts, Mrs. J. H. 
Tucker, Miss Mary Neal, Mrs. fe. W. Timberlake, 
Mrs. Edwin Reeves. 

Resolutions — Mrs. Mary Hudgins, Chairman; 
Mrs. A. A. Hannah, Mrs. W. H. H. Lawhon, Mrs. 
L. D. Swaim. 

OMtnaries — Mrs. C. J. D. Parker, Chairman; 
Mrs. Lucretia Blalock, Mrs. L. G. Hall, Mrs. A. 
F. Yates. 

The Childrens' Hour was conducted by Miss 
E. N. Briggs, Raleigh. 



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Miss Briggs as Band Superintendent reported 
the work of the Bands for 1901. She was fol- 
lowed by a paper on "Our Sunbeam Band." pre- 
pared by Miss Lucy Dunn, Scotland Neck, read 
by Miss Susie M. Heck. Ralpjgh. 

"Band Work and Band Workers," Mrs. J. C. 
Murchison, Greensboro. 

"The Pastor and the Band/' Mrs. W. J. Wood- 
all, Mars Hill. 

The hour closed with an exercise by the Mis- 
sion Band of the First Baptist Church, Winston, 
under direction of Mrs. T. N. Sprinkle, and the 
Mission Band of the Salem Mission under direc- 
tion of Mrs. D. Rich, Winston. 

"An Hour Yv^ith the Secretaries" was occupied 
by Rev. Livingston Johnson, Secretary of State 
Mission Board, speaking on "Volunteer Teach- 
ers' work," and Dr. E. B. Bomar, Assistant Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Foreign Mission 
Board, on "Reopened China." 

Dr. R. E. Caldwell, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, spoke of the cordial 
welcome extended to the ladies of his church and 
own. 

Meeting adjourned with prayer by Dr. Bomar. 

THIRD SESSION. 

Friday Morning, 
December 6, 9:30 o'clock. 

Opened by prayer service participated In by a 
number of ladies. 

Miss Heck read an appeal for a helper for Mr. 
J. C. Owen, of Northern China, one of North 



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Carolina's missionary sons, from Mrs. W. W. 
Ashburn, of Georgia. 

One-minute talks on "Our Best Plan" were 
made by the following ladies: 

Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Mrs. M. V. Follette, Mrs. 
Yates, of Aberdeen; Mrs. Riddick, of First 
Church, Winston; Mrs. N. B. Broughton, of Tab- 
ernacle, Raleigh; Mrs. Petty, of High Point; 
Mrs. W. H. Woodall, Mrs. M. E. Workman, 
Greensboro; Miss Janie Taylor, Wake Forest. 
Mrs. Wiley of the Presbyterian Church, spoke 
of the cradle-roll of her church. Discussion 
continued by Mrs. D. F. King, of Leaksville; 
Miss Imogene Tuck, of Virgilina, Va.; Miss E. A. 
Draughn, Mrs. C. J. D. Parker, Durham; Mrs. 
E. A. Hanna, of Mt. Airy; Mrs. S. D. Swaim, of 
Mocksville; Miss King Lindsay, of Jerusalem 
Church; Mrs. Harvey Crist, of Y. L. S.; Miss 
Susie Heck, of Y. L. S.; Mrs. C. S. Cashwell, of 
Marion; Mrs. Grant, of Goldsboro; Mrs. W. N. 
Jones, Mrs. Timberlake, of Louisburg; Miss Lou 
Baity, of Statesvilie; Mrs. W. H. Rich, of Lex- 
ington; Miss Neal, of Reidsville; Mrs. Lncretia 
Blalock, of Ledger; Mrs. J. H. Tucker. 

Mrs. W. C. Tyree, of Durham, presented a pa- 
per on "The Missionary Society and the 
Church." 

Mrs. Harvey Crist followed on "The Mission 
of a Missionarj^ Library." 

"Our Future" was discussed under the clauses 
of the recommendations of the Central Com- 
mittee for the year 1902, Mrs. Follette, Mrs. 
Tucker, Miss Draughn, Mrs. Woodall, Mrs. L. N. 
Chappell, Miss Briggs and Mrs. Jones participat- 
ing in the discussion. 



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The recommendations of the committee were 
unanimously adopted as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOB 
THE YEAR 1902. 

With profound gratitude for the great in- 
crease in the members and faithfulness of the 
Women's and Children's Missionary Societies of 
the Baptist Churches of our State, we, your 
Central Committee, after careful thought and 
prayer, would lay upon your hearts the follow- 
ing recommendations for the year 1902: 

1. Tha^t in our Societies we give the first place 
to study of God's Word, knowledge of God's 
work in mission fields at home and abroad, 
earnest and continued prayer for the enlistment 
of the whole church for the salvation of the 
world, and for a mighty universal outpouring of 
God's Spirit in mission lands. That as a pledge 
of such united study and prayer during the 
year we all, with one heart, observe the Week 
of Prayer, January 5-11, 1902. 

2. That each Society spare neither time nor 
effort for the organization of one Society in a 
neighboring church; to double its own active 
membership, land to reach every woman in the 
church through the Missionary Home Depart- 
ment. 

3. That Mr. T. C. Britton, of Soochow, China, 
and Miss Lottie Price, of Shanghai, continue to 
be our Yates Memorial Missionaries, and that 
we make our Christmas Offering $1,000 for their 
support. 

4. That while not decreasing our interest in 



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the packing of boxes for Home Missionaries we 
lay greater emphasis on inonpyeH cotitributions 
to tliis work, not only in view of the ever-wid- 
ening field of labor on our Western Frontier, in 
our large cities and in reopened Cuba, but es- 
pecially in consideration of the large work be- 
ing done in the Associational Schools of West- 
ern North Carolina. As one means to this end 
the observance of the Week of Self-Denial and 
Prayer in March is especially recommended. 

5. That, considering the Teachers' Volunteer 
Work so signally blessed in the two years 
passed, an opportunity for loving and effectual 
personal service for Christ and our State, we 
call for sixty carefully recommended and well- 
equipped teachers to give two full months to 
this work without moneyed compensation, while 
the whole body of the Societies give on a 
Thanksgiving day for State Missions, during the 
second week in June, the full sum necessary for 
their travelling expenses. 

6. That each W. M. S. hold itself responsible 
for, and culpably neglectful if indifferent to, the 
training of the children of the church for active 
and intelligent interest and participation in 
mission work. 

7. That each Society be again urged to estab- 
lish a Missionary Library, however small its be- 
ginning, and seek to widen the circulation of 
the Foreign Mission Journal, the Home Field, 
and Kind Words, and our State denominational 
papers. 

8. That especial emphasis be laid on the work 
of the Associational Vice-Presidents; the hold- 



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ing of Quarterly and Associational Missionary 
meetings and the cultivation of a close, helpful 
relation between Societies of each Association. 
To this end the adoption of an Associational 
Aim is sugg; sted. 

9. That in view of the zeal and gifts of the 
Women's and Children's Societies of our State, 
we take for our determined aims for the year 
1902: 

(a) The organization of a hundred new So- 
cieties. 

(b) The contribution of $11,000 for State, 
Home and Foreign Missions. 

Report of Committee on Recommendations, 
presented by Mrs. L. R. Pruett, Charlotte, was 
adopted as follows: 

We endorse the recommendations of the Cen- 
tral Committee, and suggest: 

1. That each Society make a greater effort 
next year to carry out each one of these. 

2. That especial attention be called to the 
organization of Children's Societies as men- 
tioned in the sixth clause. 

3. That the Annual Meetings of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies convene a day earlier, and 
that the advisability of this change of the time 
of meeting be considered at the next Annual 
Meeting, 1902, due notice of same being given. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 

The report of the Obituary Committee was 
presented and adopted as follows: 

"Inasmuch as our loving heavenly Father, in 
His great wisdom, has seen fit to remove from 
us by death four of our much-loved sisters and 



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co-workers, Mrs. Lewis Bennett, of Charlotte; 
Mrs. W. W. Rogers, of Durham; Mrs. Y. B. 
Swepson, of Raleigh, and Mrs. Mary E. Moore, 
of Leaksville, we, the Woman's Missionary 
Union of the Baptist State Convention, offer the 
follovang resolution: 

''Resolved, first, That while we bow in humble 
submission to the will of our God, whose deal- 
ings with His children we can not always un- 
derstand, yet we shall miss the association and 
efforts of these in advancing the great work 
which God has committed to us. 

"Resolved, second, That we pray for the com- 
forting influence of the Holy Spirit upon the 
loved ones of our dea-r sisters, and the bless- 
ings of heaven to rest upon the Societies of 
which, they were members, 

''Resolved, third. That these resolutions be re- 
corded in the Minutes of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union. 

"Mrs. C. J. D. Parker, 
"Mrs. a. F. Yates, 
"Mrs. Lucretia Blalock, 

"Committee.'' 

REHORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions 
was presented and adopted as follows: 

"Resolved, 1st, We desire to offer gratitude 
and praise to our heavenly Father for His great 
and manifold blessings to His hand-maidens In 
the prosecution of the work entrusted to them. 

"2d. That our prayers should continue for 



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Missions, and our efforts be greater tills year 
tlian ever before, to reacii tlie aim of $11,000 
for State, Home and Foreign Missions. 

"3d, We tender our sincere thanks to the 
ladies of Winston-Salem, and to the Reception 
Committee, for their great kindness to the dele- 
gates and visiting ladies. 

"4th. We wish to express our warmest grati- 
tude to and appreciation of the faithful service 
rendered by the young lady ushers, and to the 
little Sunbeam Bands for their part rendered 
so beautifully. 

"5th. We wish to return thanks and great ap- 
preciation to the Presbyterians for the use of 
their elegant building. 

"Respectfully submitted, 

"Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, 
"Mrs. a. a. Hannah, 
"Mrs. W. H. H. Lawhon, 
"Mrs. S. D. Swaim, 

''Committee." 

After closing moments of prayer, the Eleventh 
Annual Meeting of the Woman's Missionary So- 
cieties adjourned to meet in Durham, Thursday 
after the first Sunday in December. 



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TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING 



4 WOMAN'S I 

J MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, [ 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, 



TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, 
DURHAM, 
DECEMBER II AND 12, 1902. 



RALEIGH: 

ALFORD, BYNUM & CHRISTOPHERS, PRINTERS, 
1903. 



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HELD IN THE 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S 
MISSIONARY SOCIETIES, 

AUXILIARY TO THE- 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN THE 

TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH, 
DURHAM, 
December II AND 12^ 1902. 



RALEIGH: 

<fiLFORD, BYNUM & CHRISTOPHERS, PRINTERS^ 
190 3. 



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SUMMARY. 

Societies reporting in 1902 869 

Total reported by Societies in 1899 $ 8,777.96 

Total reported by Societies in 1900 9,710.84 

Total reported by Societies in 1901 9,766.391 

Total reported by Societies in 1902 ... 11,008.13 1 

Motto for 1903— "All from God ; alitor God—; 
whose. I am, and whom I serve." ' 

Aim FOR 1903— To double the membership ofi 
the Societies now^ organized. To add one hun- 
dred new Societies. To give twelve thousand 
dollars for Foreign Missions, Home Missions, and 
State Missions." 

SUMMARY OF REPORTS FOR 1900 AND 1901. 

1901 1902 

To Foreign Missions $2,303.00 $ 2,801.69 

To Christmas Offering 812.21 759.65 

Total Foreign Missions .-$3,115.21 $ 3,561.34 

Home Missions 5t;l,023.68 1,057.01 

Week of Self-Denial 613.40 663.24 

Value of Boxes 2,374.58 3,313.63 

Total Home Missions $4,011.66 $ 5,034.82 

State Missions . $1,844.95 ^ 1,755.10 

State Mission boxes 90.00 

Volunteer Fund 277.83 365.63 



Total State Missions $2,121.78 $ 2,210.73 



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Orphanage $ 131.13 $ 44.42 

To Orphanage boxes 117 77 

Total 131.15 $ 162.19 

Ministerial Education 39.60 15.70 

Sunday-schools 18.57 3.92 

Famine Eelief, China 7.73 

B. F. University 2.50 

Expense fund 1.83 2.83 

Associational Schools 295.23 

Ministerial Belief 20.12 6.60 

Church Extension 5.00 

Grand total ^9,766.36 $ 11,003.13 

SUMMARY OF CONTRIBUTIONS OF WOMAN's MISSION- 
ARY SOCIETIES OF NORTH CAROLINA TO STATE, 
HOME, AND FOREIGN MISSIONS SINCE APPOINT- 
MENT OP THE woman's CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

1886 $1,000.95 1895 $4,491.88 

1887 1,718.46 1896 3,969.54 

1888 1,881.59 1897 6,272.83 

1889 1,940.40 1898 6,893.00 

1890 1,921.56 1899 8,777.98 

1891 3,128.14 1900 9,710.84 

1892 3,916.85 1901 9,666.36 

1893* 4,955.71 1902 11,008.13 



1894 -- 2,374.97 

Total $83,923.19 



^Centennial contribution included. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

PREAMBLE, 



th?oa^hthl*?hrmi °' Societies, and 

advanced by L ln^n»TM'^"''• greatly 
resentativeJ/oUT^e^iifeir^i^^;^' 

CONSTITUTION 

sentaTfveSla"h''s„'.°"lP°f'^ one repre- 

o^^^sa^s^^^^^^ 

Shall be memht^ hl rt^, ? ^""^^ Committee 



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6. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present at 
a regular Annual Meeting, three months' notice 
of desired change having been given the Central 
Committee. 

Note. — The Central Committee, consisting of 
thirteen laf?ies from Raleigh, and the Association 
Vice-Presidents, is not appointed by the Annual 
Meeting, but by the State Board of Missions, 
which is appointed by the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. The Central Committee is thus a Commit- 
tee of the Convention, and as such reports to it, 
as well as The Woman's Annual Meeting, each 
year. All these ladies serve without compensa- 
tion, the only expenses of the Committee being 
for postage, printing and stationery. 

The officers of the Central Committee are: 
President — Miss F. E. S. Heck; Corresponding 
Secretary — Mrs. W. N. Jones ; Band Superin- 
tendent — Miss E. N. Briggs, Raleigh. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

The Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, convened in Trinity Meth- 
odist Church, Durham, December 11th, at 9:30 
o'clock, Miss Fannie E. S, Heck presiding. 

Opening devotional services, topic, " What I 
thank God for most in Mission Fields," partici- 
pated in by a number of ladies. Prayer by Mrs. 
H. C. Moore. 

Mrs. 0. B. Foushee of Durham welcomed the 
delegates and visitors, and was responded to, on 
their behalf, by Mrs. A. L. Betts of Warsaw. 

Mrs. J. C. Murchison of Greensboro was called 
to the chair and presided during the enrollment 
of delegates and election of officers. The elec- 
tion resulted as follows: 

President— Miss Fannie E. S. Heck of Raleigh; 
First Vice-President — Miss A. E. Draughan of 
Asheville, Second Vice-President — Mrs. H. L. 
Grant of Goldsboro ; Treasurer — Mrs. L. N. Chap- 
pell of Forestville ; Secretary — Mrs. D. Rich of 
Winston. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Committee of Missions, delivered the an- 
nual address. Subject, "'The Supreme Neces- 
sity of the Hour." 

Mrs. W. N. Jones, Corresponding Secretary 
and Treasurer of the Central Committee, in pre- 
senting the report for the year, called attention 
to important facts connected with the growth of 
the year's work. The financial report of the year 
was as follows : 



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ANNUAL BEPORT OF THE WOMAN's CENTRAL COM- 
MITTEE OP MISSIONS, FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
NOVEMBER 80tH, 1Q02. 



AsJie and Alleghany Association — 

Beaver Creek $ 19 64 

A tlant'ic Association — 

First Church, New Bern 97 90 

Morehead City 54 55 

Tabernacle, Newbern 52 73 

First Church, New Bern, Sunbeams 20 20 

Tabernacle, New Bern, Sunbeams 19 22 

Swansboro 27 37 

Beaufort 5 78 

Swansboro, Sunbeams 1 27 

AVoodville 3 GO 

$ 282 02 

Beulah Association — 

Yancey ville $ 13 84 

Lea Bethel 34 21 

Shiloh 9 90 

. Kerr's Chapel 4 59 

Clement _ 27.66 

Providence 5 00 

Trinity 7 00 

Yanceyville, Sunbeams 1 10 

$ 103 30 

Brunswick Association — 

Bethel $ 13 25 

Antioch 12 40 

Southport 37 30 

Jennie's Branch 1 77 



.$ 64 72 



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Bladen Association— 

Galeed $ 27 85 

Buncombe Association — 

Cane Creek 23 56 

Cane Creek, Sunbeams 3 12 

First Church, Asheville 598 71 

Beaver Dam 17 96 

Beaver Dam, Sunbeams 10 13 

Mrs. Clark 1 00 

Antioch 19 85 

Mrs. H. H. Muse 1 05 

Mrs. M. S. Buckner 1 25 

Mrs. F. P. Sluder 1 25 

Garrison's School House 4 25 

Berea 2 50 

Fern Hill 26 00 

First Church, Asheville, Sunbeams. - . 50 00 

Mrs. Miller, S. S. Laurel Bluff 1 86 



$ 762 49 

Carolina Association — 

Hendersonville 28 70 

Fruitland 6 19 

Mt. Gilead 1 60 

Ebenezer 70 



% 37 19 

Caldwell Association — 

Lenoir 3 00 

Cape Fear and Columbus Association — 

Whiteville - 53 22 

Chadbourn 16 00 

Smyrna, Sunbeams 4 79 



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Whiteville, Sunbeams $ 5 15 

Cheerful Hope. --- 5 86 



$ 85 02 

Chowan Association — 

Reynoldson . 6 53 

Elizabeth City, Sunbeams 14 50 

Elizabeth City 117 00 

Sandy Cross 5 25 

Blackwell's Memorial Church 54 63 



$ 197 91 

Cedar Creek Association — 

Hope Mills, Rockfish Church 56 05 

Cedar Creek 4 49 

Cape Fear 4 00 

Hope Mills, No. 2 13 60 

Green Springs 5 64 

Great Marsh 3 58 



$ 87 36 

Central Association — 

Flat Reck 33 58 

Perry's Chapel, Sunbeams 7 82 

First Church, Raleigh 324 18 

First Church, Raleigh, Sunbeams 35 07 

Wake Forest 249 82 

Bethany 6 52 

Bethlehem 8 80 

Rolesvile, Sunbeams 2 79 

Mt. Vernon 19 00 

Wake Forest, Y. L. S 48 98 

Wake Forest, Sunbeams 12 66 

B. F. University 25 10 



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Rolesville $ 7 15 

Youngsville-- 26 70 

Youngsville, Sunbeams 6 95 

Central Association Box (1901) 40 00 

First Church, Raleigh, Y. L. S 50 97 

Perry's Chapel 14 05 

Hopkin's Chapel 63 

Forestville 5 00 

$ 925 77 

Eastern Association — 

Warsaw 27 25 

Mt. Olive 46 52 

Johnston's — 5 59 

Clinton, Sunbeams 9 20 

Clinton 16 45 

Clinton, Y. L. S 5 05 

Warsaw, Sunbeams 5 27 

$ 115 33 

French Broad Association — 

Mars Hill 17 65 

Marshall --- 4 55 

$ 22 40 

Elkin Association — 

Elkin 8 13 

Flat River Association — 

Oxford 168 55 

Oxford, Maggie Nutt Society 68 00 

Mt. Zion 27 45 

Mt. Zion, Sunbeams ' 9 06 

Florence Avenue, Virgilina 26 30 



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Oxford, Sunbeams $ 13 75 

Roxboro 20 05 

Mill Creek 11 00 

Knott's Grove 4 76 

.$ 349 42 

j-reen River Association — 

Rutherford ton 77 16 

Rutherfordton, Sunbeams 11 18 

Mt. Vernon 12 75 

Marion 13 85 

Dysartsville 17 60 

Mountain Creek 17 25 

Chapel Hill 2 00 

Pleasant Hill 3 35 

Round Hill 9 57 

Montford Cove 8 00 

Marion, Sunbeams 9 65 

$ 182 36 

Haywood Association — 

Waynesville 89 39 

Pleasant Hill 36 42 

Waynesville, Sunbeams 10 86 

Pleasant Hill, Sunbeams 6 63 

$ 143 30 

Kings Mountain Association — 

Shelby 102 74 

Lawndale 65 

Nev^ Bethel 13 64 

Gastonia 8 35 

New Bethel, Sunbeams 35 



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Elizabeth $ 1 5Gj 

Cleveland Mills, Sunbeams 1 65" 



$ 128 88 

Liberty Association — 

Lexington 11 CO 

Holloways 5 00 



$ 26 00 

Little River Association — 

New Hill 13 50 

Dunn 10 00 

$ 23 50 

Montgomery Association — 

Blackwood's Chapel 3 92 

Mt. Gilead 5 51 

$ 9 43 

Mitchell County Association — 

Bear Creek 23 00 

Lilly Branch 4 00 

Mrs. Lucretia Young 50 00 

$ 77 00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association — 

Miss L. i). Price 2 00 

Tryon street, Charlotte 297 45 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Y. L. S 137 15 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte, Sunbeams- 19 00 

Pritchard Memorial 20 90 

$ 476 50 



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Mt. Zion Association — 

WestDurham 4 50 

Durham, First Church 176 12 

Durham, First Church, Sunbeams.-- 28 30 
Durham, First Church, Earnest Work- 
ers 87 42 

Chapel Hill, Sunbeams 8 55 

Chapel Hill 71 96 

Williams Chapel : 3 00 

Lystra ^ 11 59 

Mebane 9 56 

Cedar Fork 17 38 

Second Church, Durham 70 70 

Bells 2 60 

Graham . . 38 04 

Williams Chapel, Sunbeams 1 30 

Burlington 8 00 

Graham, Sunbeams 4 46 

Mt. Gilead • 15 20 

Second Church, Durham, Sunbeams-- 7 52 

Bethel 6 50 

Lystra, Sunbeams 76 

East Durham 13 92 



$ 537 38 
Neuse Association — 

Goldsboro 117 50 

Pollocksville 14 44 

Kinston 211 00 

St. Barnwell 17 00 

St. Barnwell, Sunbeams - 4 50 

Antioch 5 85 

Kinston, Y. L. S 1 75 

Castoria . 8 50 



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Pollocksville, Sunbeams $ 8 50 

Snow Hill 2 00 

Spring Garden 4 80 

Goldsboro, Second Church 6 50 

Goldsboro, Band 11 76 

$ 404 10 

Pee Dee Association— 

Laurinburg, Sunbeams 9 17 

Wadesboro 143 40 

Laurinburg 84 20 

Roberdel 14 29 

Pee Dee ....... 9 80 

Maxton . 6 00 

Spring Hill . : 46 30 

Polkton 18 44 

Ansonville - 9 35 

Spring Hill, Sunbeams (Lee Holland) 11 00 

Spring Hill, Y.L.S. 1 95 

Rockingham _ 46 39 

Wadesboro, Y. L. S ^- 9 00 

$408 29 

Piedmont Association— 

High Point 106 74 

Greensboro, Busy Bee Band 28 50 

Greensboro, Y. L. S. ^-^-^ 100 70 

Greensboro, Boy's Band 8 20 

Greensboro 185 50 

Reidsville 37 85 

Ramseur 3 15 

Summerfield .--^-^ ■---^ 1150 



$ 481 64 



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Pilot Mountain Association 

Waughtown . . 44 30 

First Church, Winston 169 85 

Lewisville ^ 7 65 

Mt. Airy 47 89 

Leaksville Sunbeams. 100 

Mt. Airy Sunbeams 22 30 

Leaksville . 92 01 

First Church, AVinston, Y. L. S 23 10 

Salem Mission, Sunbeams 8 00 

Mayodan 2 25 

Madison 5 00 

First Church, Winston, Sunbeams 21 00 

.$ 444 60 

Raleigh Association— 

Clayton---^ 114 01 

Four Oaks, Sunbeams 6 64 

Holly Springs . 20 75 

Holly Springs, Sunbeams--.. 7 35 

Clayton, Sunbeams 6 82 

Garner 5 00 

Leesville 2 15 

Ephesus, Sunbeams------ 8 30 

Mrs. Holloway 361 00 

Tabernacle, Raleigh 149 28 

Cary _ 46 00 

Morrisville - - 53 34 

Apex - . 8 46 

Cary, Sunbeams 5 50 

Selma, Sunbeams 3 40 

Clayton, Junior Union 7 32 

Mt. Hermon - 4 25 



% 810 16 



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Robeson Association — 

Red Springs, Sunbeams $ 3 36 

Ashpole 80 65 

Ashpole, Sunbeams 14 17 

Fair Bluff . 30 30 

Antioch 5 64 

Lumberton, Sunbeams 8 60 

Bear Swamp 15 30 

Pleasant Hill 26 36 

Saddle Tree " 15 11 

Back Swamp 24 80 

Parkton 16 75 

Raft Swamp 15 30 

Long Branch 12 05 

Oenterville 4 49 

Pleasant Hope 1 25 

Lumber Bridge 9 80 

Fair Bluff, Sunbeams 3 00 

Rowland 10 85 

Lumber Bridge, Sunbeams 5 75 

Lumberton 170 78 

Back Swamp, Sunbeams 71 

Union Meeting collection 4 30 

Bethany 2 01 

Big Branch 8 70 

Raft Swamp, Sunbeams 4 53 

Great Marsh 3 58 



$ 449 14 

Sandy Creek Association — 

Carthage 117 25 

Pittsboro 61 81 

Pittsboro, Sunbeams 2 50 

Aberdeep 25 00 



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Siler City $ 16 21 

Jonesboro-- 71 04 

Bethlehem 1 20 

Cameron 16 85 

Carthage, Sunbeams 5 50 

Bear Creek 9 10 

Southern Pines 5 50 

Cameron, Sunbeams 2 10 



334 06 

Sandy Run Association — 

Immanuel 18 85 

Henrietta 10 25 

Mrs. L. D. Bell 15 00 

$ 44 10 

South Fork Association — 

Hickory 34 29 

Hickory, Sunbeams 14 56 

Newton, Sunbeams 12 25 

Maiden 7 19 

Gastonia, Sunbeams 10 00 

Gastonia 121 68 

199 97 

South Yadkin Association — 

Statesville 47 16 

Statesville, Sunbeams 13 97 

Mocksville 16 30 

Cleveland ... 1 15 

Salisbury 32 23 



,$ 110 81 



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South River Association — 

White Oak $ 17 50 

Salemburg, Sunbeams . 30 01 

Salembnrg-_. 39 81 

Autryville 1 00 

Antioch 21 20 

Fayetteville 103 95 

Spring Branch 11 01 

Massey Hill 2 15 

Mill Greek 50 



$ 207 13 

Tuckaseegee Association — 

Sylva 1 00 

Webster 5 25 



$ 6 25 

Transylvania Associateon — 

Brevard.--.- 37 68 

Tar River Association — 

Scotland Neck, Sunbeams 24 29 

Hickory 8 78 

Rocky Mount 56 00 

Henderson 93 13 

Mount Zion 5 97 

Weldon 112 65 

Washington 41 63 

Poplar Spring . - . 38 43 

Henderson, Sunbeams 38 00 

Enfield 6 18 

Wilson, Sunbeams 55 00 

Wilson ... 38 75 

Greenville Memorial i 73 52 

Hobgood 21 90 



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Cedar Rock $ 30 53 

Spring Hope 7 40 

Scotland Neck 202 30 

Louisburg, Sunbeams 16 26 

Louisbarg 101 45 

Warren Plains 7 70 

Hamilton 1 00 

Cypress Chapel 4 25 

Battleboro-- 6 70 

Gardner's 5 12 

Sandy Creek 5 00 

Corinth 3 20 

.$1,005 16 

Union Association — 

Monroe 172 50 

Waxhaw 5 00 

Marshville 7 67 

Meadow Branch, Sunbeams 1 15 

Monroe, Sunbeams 5 00 

Meadow Branch 10 00 

$ 201 32 

West Chowan Association — 

Chowan 76 45 

Mount Tabor 66 99 

Rich Square 25 77 

Meherrin, Sunbeams 9 66 

^ Buckhorn 210 62 

Capeheart's . 7 15 

Cashie, Sunbeams 33 12 

Holly Grove 38 80 

Cashie 12 39 

Robert's Chapel 11 23 



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Aalander . 20 00 

Murfreesboro, Sunbeams 20 20 

Hebron .40 77 

Potecasi 22 93 

Rich Square, Sunbeams 3 80 

Seaboard - 5 00 

Lewiston 9 30 

Pine Forest 18 54 

Lawrence Gross Roads ^ 6-^50 

Jackson, Sunbeams 2 31 

Roanoke 3 20 

Holly Grove School-house 4 60 

Elam . 11 20 

Galatia 20 90 

Jackson . 7 23 

Mount Carrael - 12 77 

Margarettesville 2 75 

Pleasant Grove - 2 40 

C. B. F. Institute 6 35 

Ahoskie 17 00 

Buckhorn, Sunbeams 4 09 

Woodland 4 30 

Ross 14 35 

$ 752 67 

jyUmington Association — ■ 

Wilm'ington 139 60 

Jacksonville 19 00 

Southside, Wilmington 17 00 

$ 175 60 

A'o Association given — 

A friend . - 35 00 

A friend 50 



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Mrs. M. H. Muse $ 1 00 

Mrs. M. D. Clark 1 00 

Mrs. W. S. Buckner 100 

A sister 2 50 

Mrs. B. A. Davis 1 00 

For Volunteer Fund 5 00 

Pleasant Hill 1 65 

A friend - 75 

Pekin 2 22 

Col ton 2 00 

$ 53 62 

CONTJRIBUTION ANNUAL MEETING OF WOMAN's MIS- 
SIONARY UNION AT ASHEVILLE,N. C, MAY, 1902. 

For Theological Seminary, Eome .$ 58 49 

For Church Building and Loan Fund, 

Home Mission Board 50 50 

Mrs. J. M. Forrester 1 00 

$ 109 99 

SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT. 

Mars Hill ^ 3 23 

Burlington 2 55 

Wadesboro Y. L. S. 7 00 

Wadesboro Sunbeams 11 50 

Lumberton Sunbeams 6 36 

Henderson Sunbeams 2 50 

Elizabeth City 38 00 



Total 



$ 71 14 

.$11,003 13 



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Appropriated as follows : 

To Foreign Missions $2,801 69 

To Christmas offering 759 65 

Total to Foreign Missions $3,561 34 

To Home Missions $1,057 91 

To Self Denial offering 663 24 

To Home Mission boxes 3,313 67 

Total to Home Missions 5,034 82 

To State Missions $1,755 10 

To Volunteer Fund 365 63 

To State Mission boxes 90 00 

Total to State Missions $2,210 73 

To Orphanage -_$ 44 42 

To Orphanage boxes 117 77 

Total to Orphanage $ 162 19 

To Ministerial Belief 6 60 

To Ministerial Education--- 15 70 

To Church Extension 5 00 

To Sunday-School Board--. 3 92 

To Expense Fund 2 83 

Grand total $11,003 13 

Of the above amount the Sunbeams contrib- 
uted : 

To Foreign Missions $ 490 71 

To Foreign Christmas Offerings, 35 69 

Total $ 526 40 



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To Home Missions $101 88 

To Home Self Denial Offering, 19 89 
To Home Mission Boxes 94 02 



Total $ 215 29 

To State Missions 93 09 

To State Mission A'^ol. Fund 13 95 



Total $ 107 04 

To Orphanage $ 11 63 

To Orphanage Boxes 8 00 



Total $ 19 63 



Grand total for Sunbeams $ 868 36 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. W. N. Jones, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Band Superintend- 
ent, submitted the report of the Children's work 
for the past year. 

The following Committees were appointed: 

Plans of TFor^^— Mrs. J. F. Love, Mrs. G. J. 
Dowell, Mrs. J. K. Hankins, Mrs. L. Johnson, 
Mrs. Stephen Mclntyre, Mrs. T. J. Porter, Mrs. 
V. N. Seawell, Mrs. H. Briggs, Mrs. E. L. 
Thompson, Mrs. J. D. Bruner, Mrs. W. D. Hor- 
ner, Mrs. W. S. Oldham, Mrs. W. L. Poteat, Mrs. 
C. M. V. Follette, Mrs. W. H. Stephens. 

Resolutions— Mrs. W. 0. Allen, Mrs. W. W. 
Holding, Mrs. J. M. Hamrick, Mrs. J. L. Mor- 
gan, Mrs. W M. Vines, Mrs. T. J. Tolar, Mrs. J. 
A. Taylor, Mrs. W. F. Watson, Mrs. 0. C, Walker. 



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Obituaries — Mrs. Helen Betts. Mrs J. H. Rich, 
Mrs. W. A. Smith, Mrs. Ralph Tyson, Mrs. W. J. 
Reynolds, Mrs. L. N. Chappell, Mrs. Lahon, Mrs. 
H. L. Duval. 

Committee on Young Ladies' Wo^^k — Miss Mary 
Wilds, Miss Lula Briggs, Miss Mary E. Neal, 
Miss Margaret Shields, Miss Annie Justice, Miss 
Susie Heck, Miss Sadie Turner, Miss Rosa 
Broughton, Miss Mable Vaughan, Miss Annie 
Erecson, Miss Elizabeth Watkins, Miss Susan 
Clark, Miss Maud Castleberry, Miss LoulaDunn, 
Miss Lucy A. Boone, Miss Mary Johnson. 

Boys' Bands— Mrs. C. D. Ray, Mrs. R. D. Cross, • 
Mrs. Lizzie Battle, Mrs. W. H. Woodall, Mrs. 
W. R. Oullom, Mrs. Stephen Mclntyre, Mrs. J. 
P. Marshall. 

Mrs. C. D. Cross was appointed to prepare a 
letter to the ladies who had gone out as mission- 
aries from North Carolina. 

'J'he following Associational Vice-Presidents 
answered the question, " Does religious progress 
in your Association keep pace with financial 
growth?" Mrs. W. H. Woodall, French Broad; 
Miss A. E. Draughan, Buncombe; Mrs. W. A. 
Gwaltney, South Fork; Mrs. T. J. Ramseur, 
King's Mountain; Miss Hattie James, Beulah ; 
Mrs. Burke, South Yadkin ; Miss Annie E. Erek- 
son, AVest Chowan; Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Pied- 
mont; Mrs. L. A. Battle, Mt. Zion ; Mrs. H. L. 
Grant, Neuse ; Mrs. H. C. Moore, Atlantic ; Mrs. 
r. B. Henry, Pee Dee ; Mrs. A. L. Betts, East- 
ern ; Mrs. Harvey Crisp, Pilot Mountain. 



SECOND SESSION — FRIDAY MORNING. 

December 12, 9:30 o'clock. — Meeting opened 
with devotional exercises. Topic, "Christian 
Needs and Bible Answers." Prayer by Miss Lot- 
tie Price and Mrs. J. C. Marchison. 

A minute with each Society. Topic, " How 
My Society was Helped." General discussion 
in which about fifty ladies participated. 

Hymn, "Onwarn, Christian Soldiers." 

The Secretaries of the Board, Dr. R. J. Wil- 
lingham, Dr. F. C. McConnell, Rev. Livingston 
Johnson with Rev. W. C. Newton, missionary to 
China, and Dr. L\ E. Skinner of Raleigh were 
introduced to the ladies. The meeting was ad- 
dressed by Dr. McConnell, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Newton, Dr. Skinner and Dr. Willingham. 

At the close of thes^.e addresses the Missionary 
Calendar of the Missionary Societies of the Bap- 
tist Churches of North Carolina for 1903 was pre- 
sented to each one present, this Calendar bear- 
ing the motto for 1903— -'All from God: all for 
God — whose I am and whom I serve" — the pic- 
tures of Rev, William Cary Newton and his wife, 
the study topics for the year, and the aim of the 
Societies for 1903 " to double the membership 
of the Societies now organized — to add onp hun- 
dred new Societies — to give twelve thousand 
dollars for Foreign Missions, Home Missions, and 
State Missions." 

Recommendations of the Central Committee 
for 1903 read by Mrs. H. C. Moore of New Berne, 
and spoken to by Miss Heck, were unanimously 
adopted as follows: 



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"recommendations of the central committee 
FOR 1903. 

Recognizing the great blessings which have 
come to the Woman's Missionary Societies in the 
past by carefully planned and united effort, ws 
would lay before their representatives here con- 
vened the following recommendations, begging 
that, if adopted by them, each delegate will hold 
herself personally responsible to the uttermost 
of her ability for their carrying out. 

1. United Prayre .\nd Leeper Study. — That 
continued and increased emphasis be placed on 
united prayer, the topics in the Woman's column 
of the Biblical Recorder and on the Mission Card 
being used to direct our minds and hearts into 
the same channels. That it be recognized that 
a wider and more exact knowledge of mission 
fields is an imperative demand for our own mis- 
sionary life, as well as for the increase of attend- 
ance on the Societies ; and that, therefore, every 
organization supply itself with a Missionary Li- 
brary and seek to increase the circulation of the 
Foreign Mission Journal, the Home Field, Kind 
Words, and other missionary magazines. That 
the Societies endeavor to increase missionary 
enthusiasm throughout the whole Church to 
this end, using its influence and giving its assist- 
ance in the revival of the missionary concert of 
prayer. 

2. Increase of Membership and op Societies. 
In view of the fact that at present but a small 
part of the women and children of the Churches 
and Sunday-schools with which the Societies are 
connected are members of them or are taking 



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other active part in Mission work, that one of 
the chief aims of this year's work be to double the 
membership and attendance of all existing Socie- 
ties, success or failure to be reported at our next 
annual meeting. To reach those who cannot 
attend, the Home Department is specially com- 
mended. That in view of the fact that more 
than two-thirds of the Churches of our Conven- 
tion are still without Societies, each of those 
now organized endeavor to plant one in a neigh- 
boring Church. 

3. CoNCENTEATioN OF Effort. — That the aim of 
each AVoman's Missionary Society be to give not 
less than ten cents a month per member for 
Home, State and Foreign Missions, the objects 
represented and reported by the Central Com- 
mittee ; that if other objects commend them- 
selves to the Societies for gifts, they be assisted 
by extra offerings or additional dues; the ten 
cents a month above mentioned being held sa- 
cred for the primary purposes of the Societies. 

4. Young People. — Realizing that the young 
people of our Churches and Sunday-schools must 
be trained for Missions if the future Church 
meets its rapidly growing demands, that the 
Woman's Missionary Societies take under their 
fostering care Societies for boys and girls, and 
urge the young women of the Churches to form 
themselves into Young Ladies' Mission Circles. 
That the Societies be urged to arrange for the 
observance of Mission Day in the Sunday-schools 
the last week in September. 

5. Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer. 
That the Christmas Offering this year be made 



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a thousand dollars, to be devoted to the support 
of Mr. T. C. Britton and Miss Lottie Price of 
China, our Yates Memorial Missionaries, and 
that with this offering be coupled the Week of 
Prayer for Missions in which all Churches shall 
be invited to unite. 

6. Home Missions. — That in view of the rap- 
idly increasing population of the Southern 
States, that Home Missions be given a growing 
place in our thoughts and affections, the Week 
of Prayer and Self-Denial in March being a time 
of special moneyed offering for this work and the 
early fall for box packing. 

7. Volunteer Teachers. — That with great 
thankfulness we recognize the remarkable work 
done by the Teachers' Volunteer Movement in 
the past three years, and that while in view of 
the lengthened term of the public schools so 
large a number of teachers as have gone out in 
the past may not be called for in Western North 
Carolina, that the work which may be done in 
all parts of our State through similar agencies 
be laid particularly upon our hearts, and that we 
consider the advisability of such work, not only 
in the extreme Eastern and Western part of our 
State, but in the factory villages of Central 
North Carolina. That for this work we observe 
a Thanksgiving Day for State Missions the second 
w^eek in June. 

8. Vice-Presidents and Associational Meet- 
ings. — That the Societies come into close rela- 
tions with, the Vice-President and other Socie- 
ties in their respective Associations reporting 
quarterly to the Vice-President, and assisting 



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her in holding fifth Sunday and Associationai 
Missionary Meetings. 

9. Aim for 1903. — That in pursuance of the 
work above enumerated, we take as our aim for 
1903: 

(a) Doubling the membership of the Societies 
already organized. 

(b) Organization of one hundred new Societies. 

(c) Contribution of twelve thousand dollars 
for State, Home and Foreign Missions." 

Report of Committee on Plans of Worh pre- 
sented by Mrs. J. F. Love and adopted as follows ! 

" We endorse the recommendations of the Cen- 
tral Committee and suggest! 

1. That each Society carefully study and faith- 
fully follow these recommendations. 

2. That especial attention be called to this 
passage from first recommendation, viz. : that is 
be recognized that a wider and more exact knowl- 
edge of mission fields is an imperative demand 
for our own missionary life as well as for an in- 
creased attendance on the Societies ; and, that 
therefore, every organization supply itself with 
a missionary library. 

3. That the social feature suggested by our 
President is worthy the consideration of all So- 
cieties. 

4. That for the present there be no change in 
the time of the Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Union. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee." 

Report of Committee on Boys' Bands, pre- 
sented by Mrs. C. D. Ray, and adopted as follows : 



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" We suggest that a Boys' Band will prove a 
wise provision in many of our Churches. 

When you have instilled manly ideas into a 
boy, and deal with facts and not fancies, when 
you have made him feel that he is an important 
factor in any department of life, and that he has 
part in the conversion of the heathen, then you 
have won him for good and for general useful- 
ness. It is suggested that Bands be formed in 
the different Churches, either as a separate or- 
ganization or in connection with the Girls' Band, 
at the discretion of the 'leader. As to definite 
plans, these may be best considered, when the 
needs of the occasion are definitely known, each 
on our return home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. C. D. Eay, Chairman.'^ 

Report of Committee on Obituaries, presented 
by Mrs. B. W. Ray, and a'i opted as follows: 

"Inasmuch as our kind Heavenly Father, in 
His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove from 
us by death four of our much-loved sisters and 
co-workers — Mrs. Lewis of Leaksville, Mrs. Ty- 
ree of Durham, Mrs. Hartwell Edwards of Fay- 
etteville, Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Sr., of Raleigh— we. 
the Woman's Missionary Union of the Baptist 
State Convention, offer the following resolutions : 

Resolved, first, That while we bow in humble 
submission to the will of our kind Heavenly 
Father who doeth all things well, though his 
dealings we cannot always understand, yet we 
shall miss these loved ones and their efforts in 
advancing the great work which God has com- 
mitted to us. 



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Resolved, second, That we pray for the loved 
ones of our dear sisters, asking God's comforting 
hand to guide and bless them and the Societies 
of which they were members. 

Resolved, third, That these resolutions be re- 
corded in the minutes of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union. 

Mrs. B. AV. Ray, Mrs. L. N. Ohappell, 
J. H. Rich, W. A. Smith, 

Committee.'' 

Report of Committee on Young Ladies' Work 
presented by Miss Susie Heck, and adopted as 
follows : 

*' That great emphasis be placed on enlisting 
the young women of our Churches in mission 
work, and, where deemed advisable, to form 
them into separate societies under the name of 
Young Woman's Mission Club, with the motto 
'Study to show thyself approved unto God' 
To this end we recommend that the Central 
Committee appoint a superintendent to plan and 
prepare programmes for this work. 

We would also suggest that the library pre- 
pared for the Student Volunteers of America 
and known as Twenty Choice Books (price $10), 
be purchased by each Club, if possible. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Committee." 

Cards with twenty questions thereon were dis- 
tributed among the audience, answers being 
given by a number of ladies. Miss Heck re- 
quested that the answers to these questions be 
sent to her for the Woman's Missionary Column 
in the Recorder. 



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Announcements. Meeting closed with prayer 
by Miss Amelia Williams of New Berne. 

THIRD SESSION — SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 

Dec. 14, 2:30 o'clock. — Responsive reading of 
the 148, 140, 150 Psalms. Prayer by Mrs. Black- 
nail of Durham. Song by choir. 

" Ours from God, ours for God." Address by 
Mrs. J. C. Murchison of Greensboro. 

Address by Mrs. R. T. Bryan of Shanghai, 
China. Subject, " Some Chinese Christians I 
Have Known." 

Letter to North Carolina missionaries in for- 
eign fields, prepared and read by Mrs. C. D. 
Cross. 

Solo. 

"Woman's Work in Central China," Miss Lot- 
tie Price, Yates Memorial missionary to Shang- 
hai, China. 

Dr. Willingham. " AVoman's Part in Mission 
Work." 

Farewell words from Rev. W. C. Newton, who 
was to leave on the following morning for China. 

Report of Committee on Resolutions, pre- 
sented by Mrs. W. M. Vines of Asheville: 

" Resolved, first, We desire to offer gratitude 
and praise to our Heavenly Father for His great 
and manifold blessings to His handmaidens in 
the prosecution of the work intrusted to them. 

Second, That our prayers should continue for 
missions and our efforts be greater this year 
than ever before, to reach the aim of $12,000 for 
State, Home, and Foreign Missions. 

Third, We tender our sincere thanks to the la- 



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dies of Durham and to the Eeception Commit- 
tee for their great kindness to the delegates and 
visiting ladies. 

Fourth, AVe wish to return thanks and great 
appreciation to the members of the Trinity M. 
E. Church for the use of their elegant building, 
and to extend our sincere sympathy in the loss 
of their beloved pastor, Dr. W. C. Norman. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Mrs. W. C. Allen, Mrs. W. M. Vines, 

J. L. Morgan, W. W. Holding, 

Mrs. Jas. L. Taylor, Com." 

Singing "God be with you 'till we meet again," 
during which the entire audience shook hands 
with the missionaries, Mrs. Bryan, Miss Lottie 
Price, and Rev, W. C. Newton. 

Prayer by Dr. R. J. Willingham. After which 
the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Union adjourned to meet in Char- 
latte the second week of December, 1903. 



ENROLLMENT OF DELEGATES. 

Mrs. J. L. Morgan, Clyde. 

AV. C. Allen, Waynesville. 

J. R. Pace, Nut's Grove. 

AV. A. Smith, Mt. Vernon. 

H. L. Grant, Goldsboro. 

T. H. Sibley, Albemarle. 

W. AA^. Holding, AA^ake Forest. 

J. L. A.llen (Sunbeams), Forestville. 

E. G. Thompson, Lea-Bethel. 

AV. H. H. Lawhon, Bethlehem. 

R. E. Meadows, Mt. Zion. 



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Mrs. Florence Hogan, Bethel Church. 
J. A. Woodson, Shelby, 
r. B. Henry, Wadesboro. 
Walter Clark, Central Com. 
J. A. Briggs, 

K. B. Broughton, " " 

T. H. Briggs, 
Miss Maud Reid, " " 

Mrs. F. J. Porter, Fayetteville. 

R. B. Lineberry, Pittsboro. 

Lee Battle, Greensboro. 

L. R. Pruitt, Charlotte. 

J. H. Rich, Greensboro. 

Farthing, 

H. C. McNeil, Dunn. 

J. D. Bruner, Chapel Hill. 

W. S. Cooch, 

J. S. Taylor, Dunn. 

A. F. Yates, Aberdeen. 

T. J. Ramseur, Cleveland Mills. 

John Morgan, Weldon. 

E. T. Scarborough, Hephzibah. 

W. H. Woodall, Mars. Hill. 

H. S. Crist, Winston. 

M. A. Wood, Marshall. 

W. R. Winston, Youngsville. 

W. D. Amis and L. B. Tuck, Virgilina. 

W. F. Watson, Gastonia. 

T. P. Duncan. Ephesus. 

E. A. Covington and J. F. Love, Wadesboro. 

L. H. Shore, Clayton. 
Rogers, Concord. 

H. C. Barnett, Roxboro. 

W. T. Hall, E. Durham. 
Burnett, Mt. Gilead. 



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Mrs. J. D. Boushall and W. N. Jones, Raleigh. 

E. L. Middleton, Gary. 

Harriett Burke, Statesville. 

C. D. Ray. Oxford. 

W. D. Horner, Henderson. 

M. 0. Workman, Greensboro. 

Leila Markham, Durham. 

R.W. Ray, Leaksville. 

Hight C. Moore, New Berne. 

A. L. Betts, Warsaw. 

J. K. Hankins, Lexington. 

J. 0. Murchison, Greensboro. 

H. M. Daval, Salisbury. 

W. R. Gwaltney. Hickory. 

Anna Foushee, Mt. Gilead Church. 

T. Mclntyre, Lumberton. 

R. Amelia Williams. 

Margaret Shields. 
Miss Martha Sullivan, Fruitland. 

Mamie Roberts, Shiloh Church. 

Loula H. Briggs, Raleigh. 

Rosa Broughton, Raleigh. 

Elsie Cousins, Oxford. 

Elizabeth Watkins, Winston. 

Hattie James, Ridgeville. 
Brown, Tennessee (visitor.) 
Dockery, Fayetteville. 

Roxie Dodd, Fayetteville. 

May Wiles, Winston. 

Anna E. Erekson, Mt. Carmel Churoh. 

Sallie Riggsbee, Durham. 

E. A. Draughan, Asheville. 

Maud Castleberry, Ephesus. 

Georgia Robertson, Yancey ville 



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ASSOCIATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS. 
Atlantic: Mrs. Hight C. Moore, New Berne. 
Beulali : Miss Hattie James, Ridgeville. 
Brunswick: Mrs. David Ward, Suburb. 
Buncombe: Miss E, A. Drauglian, Ashevilie. 
Carolina: Mrs. Harriett Gibson, Hendersonville. 
Central: Mrs. R. J. Conyers, Youngsville 
Cape Fear and Columbus: Mrs. J. G. Blalock, Whiteville. 
Eastern : Mrs. A. L. Betts, Warsaw. 
French Broad: Mrs. W. H. Woodall. 
Green River: Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Rutherfordton. 
Haywood: Mrs. B. F. Hill, Clyde. 

King's Mountain: Mrs. T. J. Ramseur, Cleveland Mills. 

Mitchell County: Mrs. Lucretia Young, Ledger.'; 

Mt. Zion: Mrs. L. A. Battle, Durham. 

Neuse: Mrs. H. L. Grant, Goldsboro. 

Pee Dee: Mrs. N. B. Henry. 

Piedmont: Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Greensboro. 

Pilot Mountain: Mrs. Harvey Crist, Winston-Salem. 

Raleigh: Mrs. C. P. Brooks, Apex! 

Robeson: Mrs. H. B. Pope, Lumberton. 

Sandy Creek: Mrs. T. H. Chapin, Pittsboro. 

South Fork: Mrs. W. R. Gwaltney, Hickory , 

South Yadkin: Mrs. D. Burke, Statesville. 

South River: Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salemburg. 

Sandy Run : Mrs. T. G. Hamrick, Caroleen. 

Tar River: Mrs. Josiah Crudup, Washington. 

W>st Chowan : Miss Annie E. Erekson, Seaboai'd. 




THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S 

Missionary Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

HELD IN THE 

Try ON Street Methodist Church, 

CHARLOTTE. 
DECEMBER lO, 11, 1903. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S 

Missionary Societies, 

AUXILIARY TO THE 

'BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

held in the 

Tryon Street Methodist Church, 
charlotte. 

♦ DECEMBER lO, 11, 1903. 



SUMMARY, 



Societies reporting in 1902 369 

Societies reporting in 1903 401 

Total reported by Societies in 1900 9,710.84 

Total reported by Societies in 1901 9,766.39 

Total reported by Societies in 1902 11,033.13 

Total reported by Societies in 1903. .. .11,322.95 

Motto for 1904: Look up not down, out not in, 
and lend a hand. 

Aim for 1904: To add a hundred new Societies 
and to give $13,000 to Foreign, Home and State 
Missions. 





1902 


1903. 


To Foreign Missions 


$2,801.69 


$3,304.33 


To Christmas Offering .... 


759.65 


1,052.31 


Total Foreign Missions . 


. 3,561.34 


4,356.64 




. 1,057.01 


1,269.08 


Week of Self -Denial 


663.24 


750.59 




3,313.63 


2,746.20 


Total Home Missions . . . 


. 5,034.82 


4,765.87 




1,755.10 


2,102.79 




90.00 


96.00 


Volunteer Fund 


365.63 




Total State Missions . . . 


. 2,210.73 


2,198.79 



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Orpiianage $44.42 

To Orphanage boxes 117.77 



Total 162.19 

Ministerial Education 15.70 

Sunday-schools 3.92 

Expense fund 2.83 $1.65 

Ministerial Eelief 6.60 

Church Extension 5.00 



Grand total 11,003.13 11,322.95 

Summary of Contributions oi«' Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies of North Caroi^ina to State, 
Home and Foreign Missions Since Appoint- 
ment OF THE Woman's CentraIv Committee. 

1886 $1,000.95 1895 .. - $4,491.88 

1887 1,718.46 1896 3,969.54 

1888 1,881.59 1897 6,272.83 

1889. 1,940.40 1898 6,893.00 

1890 1,921.56 1899..^ 8,777.98 

1891 3,128.14 1900 9,710.84 

1892 3,916.85 1901 9,666.36 

1893* 4,955.71 1902 11,008.13 

1894 2,374.97 1903 11,322.95 



Total •. 95,246.14 



* Centennial contributions incliaded. 



CONSTITUTION. 



Preamble. 

Believing the work of the W. M. Societies, and 
through them the mission cause, will be greatly 
advanced by an Annual Meeting, we, their rep- 
resentatives, organize with the following 
Constitution 

1. The name of this body shall be "The Annual 
Meeting of the W. M. S. of the Baptist Churches 
of North Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each Society (witli four additional 
representatives from the local Society), one adult 
female representative from each Mission Band 
in correspondence with the Central Committee, 
Members of the Central Committee shall be mem- 
bers by right of office. All other members of 
Societies shall be welcome visitors, but only rep- 
resentatives shall be entitled to vote, 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to dis- 
cuss and recommend plans for the furtherance 
of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same city, 
and at the same time, as the Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 




G. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 

8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two-thirds vote of the representatives present at 
a regular Annual Meeting, three months' notice 
of desired change having been given the Central 
Committee. 

Note. — The Central Committee, consisting of 
thirteen ladies from Ealeigh, and the Association 
Vice-Presidents, is not appointed by the Annual 
Meeting, but by the State Board of Missions, 
which is appointed by the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. The Central Committee is thus a Commit- 
tee of the Convention, and as such reports to it, 
as well as The Woman's Annual Meeting, each 
year. All these ladies serve without compensa- 
tion, the only expenses of the Committee being 
for postage, printing and stationery. 

The officers of the Central Committee are: 
President — Miss F. E. S. Heck; Corresponding 
Secretary — Mrs. W. N. Jones; Band Superin- 
tendent — Miss E. N. Briggs, Raleigh. 



PROCEEDINGS, 



The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the 
Woman's Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the 
Baptist State Convention, convened in Tryon 
Street Methodist Church, Charlotte, December 
10th, at 10 o'clock. Miss Fannie E. S. Heck pre- 
siding. 

The meeting was opened with song service andj 
several brief prayers. The first and twenty-thirc 
Psalms were repeated in concert. 

Mrs, Rogers, of Charlotte, welcomed the ladies 
and was responded to by Mrs. Follett, of Durham] 

Mrs. Hight C. Moore was requested to act as 
Secretary pro tem. The delegates were thei 
enrolled, 72 being present. 

Miss Mary Taylor read the Constitution. 

Mrs. Murchison, of Greensboro, was called to 
the chair, and the annual election of officers 
ensued, by acclamation. 

President — Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, of Ra- 
leigh; First Vice-President — Miss A. E. Draugh- 
on, of Asheville; Second Vice-President — Mrs. 
J. C. Murchison, of Greensboro; Secretary — Miss 
Mary Taylor, of Wake Forest; Treasurer — Mrs. 
Hight C. Moore, of Chapel Hill. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Committee of Missions, delivered the Annual 
Address. 



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After a prayer by Miss Sophie Lanneau, and 
the hymn "Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus," Miss 
Elizabeth N". Briggs, Band Superintendent, read 
report of Sunbeam work during the past year. 
She also spoke of Methods for Interesting Chil- 
dren in Mission Band Meetings. 

Contribution From Sunbeams for 1903. 



To Foreign Missions $541.78 

To Foreign Mission, Christmas 

Offering 61.86 



Total to Foreign Missions . . . $603.64 

To Home Missions $84.89 

To Self-Denial 45.58 

To Home Mission Boxes 17.50 



Total to Home Missions .... 147.97 
To State Missions 126.45 



Grand total 878.06 



Hymn— "I Love to Tell the Story." 

Mrs. Meserve, in the absence of Mrs. W. N. 
Jones, of Kaleigh, read summary of Annual Re- 
port. 

Reported by the Woman's and Children's Mis- 



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sionary Societies of the Baptist Churches of 
North Carolina during 1903: 

To Foreign Missions $3,304.33 

To Christmas Offering 1,052.31 

Total to Foreign Missions. . $4,356.64 

To Home Missions $1,269.08 

To Self -Denial Offering 750.59 

To Home Mission Boxes 2,746.20 

Total to Home Missions. . . . 4,765.87 

To State Missions $2,102.79 

To State Mission Boxes 96.00 

Total to State Missions 2,198.79 

To Expense Fund 1.65 

Grand total 11,322.95 

Attention was called to the fact that the re- 
port failed to reach the aim of the year — which 
was 12,000 for Home, State and Foreign Missions. 
There was, however, much reason for encourage- 
ment as shown in the following contrast of the 
reports of 1902 and 1903: 

New Societies organized in 1903, 91. 

Societies reporting in 1903, 401 

Increase to Christmas Offering in 1903, $293.66. 



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Total increase to Foreign Missions, including 
Christmas Offering, $795.65. 

Increase in Self -Denial Offering, $89.35. 

Total increase in monied contribution to Home 
Missions, including increase in Self-Denial Offer- 
ing, $301.45. 

Total monied increase to Home and Foreign 
Missions, $1,097.08. 

The failure to reach the aim, $12,000, was owing 
to the fact that $567.43 less of Home Mission 
boxes had been reported up to the close of the re- 
port, although a number of boxes were nearly- 
ready to be sent, and that nothing given to any 
object but Foreign, Home and State Missions is 
reported this year. Last year $193.41 had been 
reported to other objects. 

The following Associational Vice-Presidents 
contrasted the present Mission work in their re- 
spective Associations, with the work of five years 
ago: 

1. Mrs. W. A. Gwaltney, South Fork Associa- 
tion. 

2. Mrs. ITamrick, Sandy Run Association. 

3. Mrs. Eamseur, Kings Mountain Association. 

4. Miss Hattie James, Beulah Association (read 
by Mrs. Chapel). 

5. Miss E. A. Draughan, Buncombe Associa- 
tion. 

_ 6. Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Piedmont Associa- 
tion. 

7. Mrs. S. A. Howard, South River Association. 



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8. Mrs. Delia Burke, South Yadkin Association. 

A request for new Vice-Presidents was made. 

The following committees were appointed: 

Motto.— Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. G. J. DoAvell, Miss 
Bertha Hicks, Miss Ida Dunn, Mrs. Sigmon, Mrs. 
J* W. Morgan, Mrs. H. Montague, Miss Fannie 
Moore. 

Resolutions. — Mrs. E. K. Proctor, Mrs. Jno. 
Hankins, Mrs. C. H. Bichardson, Mrs. Cora Pa- 
ton, Miss Annie J. Taylor, Miss Laura Lazenby, 
Mrs. J. T. Farmer, Mrs. W. H. Reddish, Mrs. J. 
Weathers, Mrs. A. F. Yates. 

Recommendations. — Miss E. A. Draughan, Mrs. 
Gwaltney, Mrs. Petteway, Mrs. Ashley Horne, 
Mrs. Poteat, Mrs. A. L. IBetts, Mrs. Murchison, 
Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. A. E. Brown, Mrs. 
Jordan, Mrs. Pruett, Miss E. Briggs, Mrs. How- 
ard, Mrs. Hamrick, Mrs. J. Q. Adams. 

Adjournment. 

Second Session— Thursday^ 3.00 p. m. 

Meeting opened with prayer and praise ser- 
vice. 

Reading of Minutes. 

The Conference on Methods. 

How Our Associational Meeting Became a Suc- 
cess. — Mrs. T. B. Henry, Wadesboro; Mrs. Gray- 
son, Rutherf ordton, (read by Mrs. Betts) ; Mrs. 
Pope, Lumberton, (read by Mrs. Cowan). 

How A Missionary Revival Came to Our 



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church. — Miss Fannie Moore, Asheville; Mrs. 
Horton, High Point; Mrs. Cowan, Kinston. 

The Secretaries of the Boards, Dr. R. J. Wil- 
lingham. Dr. Frost, Dr. Gray, and Rev. Living- 
ston Johnson, were introduced to the ladies, and 
spoke words of greeting and encouragement. 

How We Made a Success Of a Society In a 
Small Church. — Mrs. Ashley Horne, Clayton. 

How We Gained Our Young Women For Mis- 
sions. — Miss Alma McDonald, Greensboro ; Miss 
Mary Taylor, Wake Forest; Mrs. Carey Dowd, 
Charlotte. 

How Our Reading Circle Succeeded. — Miss 
Mildred Watkins, Charlotte; Mrs. E. K. Proctor, 
Lumberton. 

Some Successes With Children's Work. — Mrs. 
W. H. Lieth, Charlotte. 
Adjournment. 

Feiday Morning, 9.30. 

Devotional exercises, conducted by Mrs. G. C. 
Carpenter, Charlotte. 

Reading of minutes. 

Continuation of Method Conference. 

Successes With Children. — Miss Fannie Moore, 
Asheville; Miss Shields, Scotland Neck,' (read by 
Mrs. Farmer) ; Miss Elizabeth Briggs. 

A Successful Society in the Country. — Mrs. 
Howell, of the Buckhorn Society, West Chowan 
Association. 



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The Annual Eeport of Mrs. W. N. Jones, Cor- 
responding- Secretary and Treasurer, presented 
in full to the delegates and total of each Associa- 
tion read by Mrs. Charles Meserve, Miss Heck lo- 
cating: each Association as its name was called. 



Report of thk Woman's Centrai, Committee of 
Missions for the Year Ending November 30, 
19)3. 

Ashe and Alleghany Association — 

Mission Home $1.46 

Beaver Creek 9.00 



10.46 

Atlantic — 

Tabernacle, New Bern $41.30 

Tabernacle, New Bern, Sunbeams .... 12.13 

First Church, New Bern 99.90 

First Church, New Bern, Sun 15.00 

Beaufort 1.75 

Morehead City 13.55 

Swansboro 25.28 

Swansboro Sun 1.06 

Spring Garden 4.60 

Woodville 1.00 

i fr^- t. , 215.57i 

Beulah — 

Trinity $6.94] 

Shiloh 7.90 



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Beulah — Continued. 

Yanceyville $19.21 

Ephesus 11.35 

Lea Bethel 22.11 

Clement 18.39 . 

Semora 3.50 

Kerr's Chapel 2.30 

Yanceyville Sun 2.50 



94.20 

Brunswick — 

Antioch $8.65 

Bethel 10.00 

Southport . .. 13.75 

Mill Creek 3.50 



.V" .y^vv 35.90 
Bladen— ,/> ^ - 

Galeed $20.40 

Buncombe — 

Beaver Dam Sun $1.40 

First Church, Asheville 707.65 

•First Church, Asheville, Sun. 45.91 

Cane Creek 17.83 

Cane Creek Sun 1.18 

Beaver Dam 22.00 

Antioch 15.64 

Mrs. M. S. Buckner 1.00 

Berea 6.25 



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Buncombe — Continued. 

Asheville West End $.50 

French Broad, Asheville 2.00 

Antioch Sun 3.00 

Fern Hill 27.00 

/j-v-v^ 851.36 

Brushy Mountain — 

Wilkesboro $17.10 

Wilkesboro Sun 2.40 

f^^^X^ 19.50 

Carolina — 

Fruitland $2.00 

Pleasant Hill 6.50 

, ^ 8.50 

Caldwell- 
Lenoir $13.25 

Lenoir Sun 1.51 

J,0 ,cM^ 14.76 

Cape Fear and Columbus — 

Chadbourn $16.13 

Chadbourn Sun 8.74 

Whiteville 29.35 

Whiteville Sun 7.91 

Smyrna Sun 13.09 

/f- > . 75.22 



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Catawba River — 

North Catawba $5.60 

Cedar Creek — 

Rockfish $32.00 

Green Springs 5.23 

Cedar Creek 22.10 

Judson 2.12 

Cumberland Union 4.30 



::, , 65.75 

Chowan — 

Elizabeth City $142.42 

Elizabeth City Sun 7.64 

Blackwell's Memorial 22.45 

Reynoldson 12.16 

Sawyers Creek 16.60" 

Edenton 94.60 

Shiloh 10.00 



^ 305.87 

Eastern — 

Clinton $47.50 

Clinton Y. L. S 6.40 

Clinton Sun 9.38 

Johnston's 8.17 

Johnston's Sun 6.59 

Warsaw 28.62 



IG 

Eastern — Continued. 

Mt. Olive $19.67 

Mt. Olive Sun 1.00 



, 127.33 

Central — 

Hopkins Chapel $1.56 

Flat Eock 35.11 

Wake Forest 256.17 

Wake Forest Y. L. S 52.77 

Wake Forest Sun 2.00 

Bethlehem 9.85 

Youngsville 14.40 

Youngsville Sun 2.90 

Bethany 8.73 

Forestville Sun 19.43 

First Church, Ealeigh 333.71 

First Church, Ealeigh, Y. L. S 41.50 

First Church, Ealeigh, Sun 48.00 

Perry's Chapel Sun 6.00 

Perry's Chapel : . . 2.47 

Eolesville 3.82 

Mt. Vernon 11.75 

B. F. University 75.61 

Eocky Ford Sun 82 

Oak Grove 3.11 



/^X- 929.71 
Ikin— • ■ ^ . ^ 
Elkin . $9.16 



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French Broad- 
Marshall $4.45 

Mars Hill 21.00 

Mars Hill Sun 1.56 

Madison Seminary 2.06 



> u : 29.07 
Flat Eiver — " ^ 

Creedmore $19.80 

Florence Avenue 22.96 

Mt. Zion 21.68 

Mt. Zion Sun 4.29 

Mill Creek 16.00 

Oxford 208.46 

Eoxboro 6.00 

Knott's Grove 5.37 

Oxford, Ma^ffie Nutt Soc 64.00 

Mill Creek Sun 5.00 

Oxford Girl's Band 7.25 

Knap of Reeds 2.20 

Rock Spring 3.15 



J. - ^ ^ 386.16 

Green River — 

Mountain Creek " $15.75 

Rutherfordton 80.94 

Rutherfordton Sun 12.19 

Montfords Cove 25.88 

Pleasant Hill 10.00 

Marion 18.05 



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Green River — Continued. 

Marion Sun $2.60 

Dysartsville 6.65 

Mt. Vernon 18.61 

Round Hill 23.57 

Mt. Vernon Sun 1.50 

Bethel 9.90 



f 225.64 

Haywood — 

Waynesville $31.12 

Waynesville Sun 1.60 

Pleasant Hill 80.69 



//i 113.41 

Kings Mountain — 

New Bethel $31.90 

Mrs. J. H. Foyles 1.00 

Cleveland Mills Sun 2.70 

New Bethel Sun 3.60 

Shelby 118.66 

Elizabeth 5.26 



^ ^ 163.12 

Liberty — 

Lexington $27.66 

Holloways 6.05 

Lexington Sun 10.50 



44.21 



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Little River — 

New Hill $15.25 

Dunn 20.00 



-O-o^ 35.25 

Montgomery — 

Mt. Gilead $13.74 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — 

Tryon Street, Charlotte $327.10 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Y. L. S 178.83 

Pritchard Memorial 52.00 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte, Sun 26.50 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Sun 25.16 



V J >• 609.59 

Mt. Z ion- 
First Church, Durham $349.00 

First Church, Durham, Sun 50.00 

First Church, Durham, Ernest Workers 78.76 

Second Church, Durham 41.85 

Second Church, Durham, Sun 8.30 

Burlington 7.25 

Mt. Gilead 7.65 

Chapel Hill 9.40 

East Durham 16.50 

Graham .- 38.49 

Graham Sun 4.20 

Haw River . 13.25 

Mt. Gilead Sun 4.24 



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Mt. Zion — Continued. 

Bethel $14.53 

Lystra 8.85 

Bells 1.00 

Cedar Fork 35.48 

West Durham 13.25 

West Durham Sun 6.25 

Olive Branch 1.15 

Burlington Sun. 2.00 

Olive's Chapel 5.07 

Red Mountain 3.20 



/ ^^-IHA;^ 719.67 

New Found — 

Macedonia $1.50 

Mitchell County — 

Lilly Branch $3.00 

Lilly Branch Sun 30 

Bear Creek 41.90 

Roan Mountain 9.00 

Silver's Chapel 7.15 

Silver's Chapel Sun 56 

Mrs. Lucretia Young 70.00 



^ •" 131.91 

Neuse — 

Pollocksville $18.75 

Second Church, Goldsboro 13.05 

First Church, Goldsboro 138.20 



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Neuse — Continued. 

First Church, Goldsboro, Girls' Band. . $32.40 

Dover 1.80 

Antioch 34.77 

Kinston 238.50 

Fort Barnwell 19.00 

Fort Barnwell Sun 4.00 

Spring Garden 3.00 

Kinston Sun 6.09 

Falling Creek 6.50 

Pollocksville Sun 3.35 

Kinston Y. L. S 21.35 

Second Church, Goldsboro, Sun 3.85 



Pee Dee— ' — " ^ 544.61 

Ansonville $16.95 

Wadesboro 181.07 

Rockingham Sun 3.36 

Pee Dee 8.00 

Spring Hill 28.09 

Polkton 12.30 

Roberdel 15.40 

Laurinburg Sun 11.78 

Laurinburg 56.60 

Rockingham 19.35 

Spring Hill, Lee Holland Society 8.50 

Wadesboro Sun 8.00 

Lilesville _ 11.45 

Lilesville Sun 2.37 



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383.22 



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Piedmont — 

High Point $105.29 

Greensboro, Mary Newton Band 23.00 

Greensboro, Y. L. S 185.75 

Greensboro 165.70 

Reidsville 103.38 

Worthville 3.00 

Piedmont 3.00 

Greensboro, Boy's Band 1.00 



590.12 

Pilot Mountain — 

Leaksville $21.37 

Salem Mission Sun . 15.00 

Winston, First Church 173.60 

Winston, First Church, Sun 39.68 

Waughtown 26.00 

Broad Street, Winston 6.00 

Mount Airy 42.33 

Mount Airy Sun 14.83 

Lewisville 13.55 

Winston, First Church, Y. L. S 25.00 

Madison 10.00 

Mayodan 3.00 



S-y-i^^, 390.36 

Raleigh- — 

Apex $47.00 

Tabernacle, Raleigh 271.07 

Tabernacle, Raleigh, Y. L. S 25.12 



Raleiffh — Continued. 

Tabernacle, Ealeigh, Y. P. U $2.00 

Gary ■ 137.45 

Gary, Y. L. S 17.95 

. Glayton 178.00 

Glayton, Junior Union 15.31 

Holloway's 6.00 

Salem 5.74 

Holly Springs 12.00 

Holly Springs Sun 2.50 

Wakefield 10.00 

Hepzibah 5.18 

Apex Sun. 2.44 

Ephesus Sun 9.75 



U n ^ T47.51 

Robeson — 

Maxton $30.13 

Ashpole 78.32 

Ashpole Sun 23.55 

Parkton 16.55 

Pleasant Hill 25.93 

Fair Bluff ' 20.56 

Fair Bluff Sun 65 

Red Springs Sun 17.22 

Bear Swamp 9.35 

Antioch 3.73 

Saddle Tree 26.00 

Long Branch 25.00 

Lumberton 188.70 



Ilobeson — Continued. 

Eaft Swamp $16.00 

Raft Swamp Sun 3.70 

Lumberton Sun 14.90 

Centerville 1.15 

Back Swamp 23.72 

Mount Moriah 6.20 

Ashpole Sun., No. 2 3.28 

Lumber Bridge 10.01- 

Bethany 3.63 

Rowland 5.55 

Lumber Bridge Sun 4.37 

Lumberton, Y. L. I 16.20 

Back Swamp Sun 9.45 

Maxton Sun 4.65 

Big Branch 9.75 



^ iA'-0\i^, 598.25' 

Sandy Run — 

Mrs. L. D. Bell .. $6.00 

Immanuel 17.08 

Henrietta 26.80 

Henrietta Sun 5.62 



^ ^ 55.50 

Sandy Creek — 

Aberdeen $34.71 

Pittsboro 68.10 

Jonesboro 57.94 

Carthage 32.20 



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Sandy Creek — Continued. 

Carthage Sun $5.7.S 

Cameron 25.50 

Southern Pines 8.66 

Pine Bluff 2.75 

Pittsboro Sun 5.20 

Siler City 8.22 

Cameron Sun 4.12 

Bethany 1.15 

Sanf ord Sun 7.08 

Forest City 4.00 



265.36 

South Pork — 

Hickory $86.60 

Hickory Sun 17.75 

McAdensville 13.50 

Lowell 12.00 

Newton 5.28 

Newton Sun 3.58 

Gastonia 98.48 

Gastonia Sun 15.72 

Maiden 10.00 



- ' , 262.91 

South Piver — 

Salem . $39.60 

Salem Sun 13.31 

Payetteville 51.04 

Antioch 15.17 



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South River — Continued. 

White Oak $19.25 

Magnolia 5.99 

Autryville 2.60 

Fayetteville Sun 4.44 

Concord 2.50 

Cl&ment 3.59 

Mill Creek 1.00 

Spring" Branch Sun 2.10 

Spring Branch ^ 17.00 



12 4TV^<^ 177.59 

Stanly- 
Albemarle $36.00 

South Yadkin — 

Statesville $81.68 

Statesville Sun 10.58 

Mocksville 16.10 

Mocksville Sun 2.31 

Statesville, Western Ave 4.10 

Cleveland 2.75 

Spencer 4.75 

Mrs. E. M. Fann 75 

^0^"*^^ 123.02 

Tar River — 

Pleasant Grove $5.00 

Sandy Creek 17.00 

Henderson 88.62 



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Tar River — Continued. 

Wilson $66.70 

Weldon 82.30 

Scotland Neck 233.40 

Rocky Mount 28.60 

Poplar Spring 36.47 

Washington 57.63 

Hobgood 16.50 

Hickory 9.26 

Louisburg 120.65 

Greenville Memorial 103.35 

Warren Plains 13.18 

Louisburg Sun 8.50 

Mount Zion 4.90 

Battleboro 4.28 

Washington Sun 2.27 

Scotland Neck Sun 31.00 



/<e /-tA^vHi 929.61 

Tuckaseegee — 

Webster $1.82 

Transylvania — 

Brevard $2.42 

Union — 

Marshville $6.15 

Waxhaw 2.56 

Monroe 200.00 



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Union — Continued. 

Monroe Sun ^. . $13.25 

Meadow Branch 3.36 



i^X-Vrt^ . 225.32 

West Chowan — 

Robert's Chapel $11.00 

Mount Tabor 29.63 

Potecasi 23.98 

Hebron 19.72 

Seaboard 5.95 

Meherrin 6.46 

E-ich Square 21.45 

Woodland 14.27 

Hoanoke 2.73 

Buckhorn 114.45 

Christian Harbor 5.00 

Mount Carmel 21.12 

Holly Grove School-House 20.00 

Murfreesboro Sun 16.66 

Mount Pleasant 3.00 

Cashie Sun 12.30 

Cashie 14.77 

Elam 18.71 

Murfreesboro, C. B. F. Institute 6.00 

Pine Forest 8.05 

Chowan .' 38.19 

Jackson 22.79 

Ahoskie 22.50 

Rich Square Sun 8.53 



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West Chowan — Continued. 

Roanoke Sun $3.08 

Jackson Sun .96 

Lawrence Cross Roads 7.00 

Buckhorn Sun 7.53 

Creeksville 22.00 

Oak Grove 2.00 

Galatia 21.57 

Pleasant Grove 7.57 

Aulander 5.00 

Aulaiider Sun 5.00 



t^^A-t/--*-^- 548.97 

Wilmington — 

First Church, Wilmington $91.50 

Southside, Wilmington 20.00 

Southside, Wilmington, Sun 14.89 

Jacksonville 7.00 



133.39 

No Association Given — 

Fleetwood $2.15 

A Volunteer Teacher 1.40 

Miss M. Holloway 1.00 

Mrs. P. G. Hartsell 1.00 

Atkinson 5.00 

Hamilton . 5.00 

Bethel 22.75 

Atkinson Sun 1.00 

Mrs. Joanna Brown , 5.00 



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No Association Given — Continued. 

Stedman $1.42 

Miss Venie Wilson 3.00 

Deep Springs 2.00 

50.72 

11,322.95 

Appropriated as follows: — 

To Foreign Missions $3,304.33 

To Christmas Offering 1,052.31 

Total to Foreign Missions. . $4,356.64 

To Home Missions $1,269.08 

To Self -Denial Offering 750.59 

To Home Mission Boxes 2,746.20 

Total to Home Missions 4,765.87 

To State Missions $2,102.79 

To State Mission Boxes 96.00 

Total to State Missions 2,198.79 

To Expense Fund 1.65 



Grand total 



11,322.95 



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Of this amount the Sunbeams contributed as 



follows : — 

To Foreign Missions $541.78 

To Foreign Mission, Christmas 

Offering 61.86 

Total to Foreign Missions. . $603.64 

To Home Missions $84.89 

To Self -Denial 45.58 

To Home Mission Boxes 17.50 

Total to Home Missions. . . . 147.97 
To State Missions 126.45 

Grand total 878.06 

Respectfully submitted, 



MISS F. E. S. HECK, 
President W. C. C. of Missions. 

MRS. WESLEY N. JONES, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 



A letter of greeting from Miss Lottie Price, of 
Shanghai, our Second Yates Memorial Mission- 
ary and Principal of the Eliza Yates Memorial 
School for Chinese Girls, presented to the Foreign 
Mission work by Mrs. Seamans, only daughter of 
Dr. and Mrs. Yates, was read by Miss Bertha 
Hicks, of Oxford. 



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Miss Hicks was requested to respond to Miss 
Price. 

Dr. R. T. Bryan, of Shanghai, spoke of the 
Chinese Woman's Need of the Gospel, and the 
Gospel's Need of the Chinese Woman. 

Dr. R. J. Willingham spoke of the dirth of suit- 
able workers volunteering for foreign fields, and 
urged not only the young women to consider this, 
but the mothers present to dedicate their children 
to this high calling. 

The recommendations of the Central Commit- 
tee for the year 1904, read on behalf of the Com- 
mittee by Miss Mary Taylor, were unanimously 
adopted, as follows : 

Recommendations of the Committee. 
In recognition of the blessings of the past, and 
in dependence on prayer for the future, we recom- 
mend for the year 1904 as follows : 

1. United Prayer. — That greater emphasis be 
placed on this, the source of power, and that to 
direct our hearts in united petitions, the topics 
on the Mission Card be followed month by month. 

2. United Study. — Since a knowledge of mis- 
sion fields is important for greater interest and 
larger giving, that each adult society follow the 
United States Course, Rex Christus, an outline 
of Chinese missions, being the basis of study; 
that as far as possible each organization supply 
itself with a Missionary Library, and increase the 



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circulation of the Foreign Mission Journal, the 
Home Field, Kind Words, and other missionary 
magazines. 

3. A Literary Secretary. — That each Society 
appoint a Literary Secretary, whose duty it shall 
be to take subscriptions for missionary magazines, 
see that the missionary library is kept in circula- 
tion and keep on hand, and distribute missionary 

. leaflets. 

4. Increase of Membership and of Societies. — 
In view of the fact that at present but a small 
part of the women and children of the churches 
and Sunday-schools with which the Societies are 
connected are members of them or are taking oth- 
er active part in Mission work, that one of the 
chief aims of this year's work be to double the 
membership of all existing Societies, success or 
failure in this to be reported at our next annual 
meeting. To reach those who cannot attend, the 
Home Department is specially commended. That 
in view of the fact that more than two-thirds of 
the churches of our Convention are still without 
Societies, each of those now organized endeavor 
to plant one in a neighboring church. 

5. Concentration of Effort. — That the aim of 
each Woman's Missionary Society be to give not 
less than ten cents a month per member for 
Home, State and Foreign Missions, the objects 
represented and reported by the Central Com- 
mittee; that if other objects commend themselves 
to the Societies for gifts, they be assisted by extra 



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offerings or additional dues; the ten cents a 
month above-mentioned being held sacred for the 
primary purposes of the Societies. 

6. Foreign Missions and the Christmas Offer- 
ing. — That the Christmas Offering this year be 
made fifteen hundred dollars, that we may add a 
third Yates Memorial Missionary, and thus man 
"The Triangle" mapped out by Doctor Yates, and 
that with this offering be coupled the Week of. 
Prayer for Missions in which all the churches 
shall be invited to unite; that we shall give to 
Foreign Missions, including the Christmas offer- 
ing, the sum of five thousand dollars. 

7. Home Missions. — That in view of the rapidly 
increasing population in the Southern States and 
the great opportunity for work in Cuba, Home 
Missions be given a growing place in our thoughts 
and contributions, and that we give to this object 
$2,500 in money. That the Week of Prayer and 
Self-denial in March shall be a time of special- 
offering; the early fall for box packing. 

8. State Missions. — That we observe a Thanks- 
giving Day for State Missions — the second week 
in June — and that we give to State Missions dur- 
ing the year the sum of $2,500— $800 of which 
shall be devoted to Volunteer Missions. 

9. Young Ladies' Societies. — That the young 
ladies of our churches be urged to organize for 
Mission work, special note of progress along this 
line being made at our next annual meeting. 



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10. The Sunbeams. — That we double the num- 
ber of children Societies. 

11. Vice-Presidents and Associational Meet- 
ings.-— That the Societies come into close rela- 
tions with the Vice-President and other Societies 
in their respective Associations, reporting quar- 
terly to the Vice-President, and assisting her in 
holding fifth Sunday and Associational Mission- 
ary Meeting. 

12. Aim for 1904. — That in pursuance of the 
work above outlined, we take as our aim for 1904: 

(a) Doubling the membership of the Societies 
already organized. v 

(b) Contributing of thirteen thousand dollars 
in money and boxes to State, Home and Foreign 
Missions. 

Mrs. E. K. Procter, of Lumberton, led in prayer. 

On motion of Mrs. M. V. Follett, of Durham, 
seconded by Mrs. A. L. Betts, of Mt. Airy, the fol- 
lowing resolution was adopted after discussion by 
Miss Eva Liddell, Mrs. Franklin, and others : 

Resolved 1. That the Societies raise $500 for the 
Yates' Memorial College for Boys, for which Dr. 
Bryan is endeavoring to raise $15,000. 
^ 2. That this $500 be over and above the $5,000 
for Foreign Missions mentioned in the recom- 
mendations of the Central Committee. 

Mrs. A. L. Betts moved that pledges for the 
Yates Memorial College for Boys be taken at 
once. 



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The roll of delegates was called, and the ladies 
present pledged themselves to endeavor to raise 
$186.00. 

Report of the Committee on Plans of Work, 
made by Miss E. A. Draughan for Committee, was 
adopted, as follows: 

We endorse the recommendation of the Central 
Committee, and suggest : 

A faithful observance of the first two recom- 
mendations will enable us to carry out our plans 
for the year, and make these recommendations a 
reality. We can do all things through Christ. 

Missionary Work In Our B. F. U. was spoken 
of by Miss Sophie Lanneau. 

Sunday School Teacher's Opportunity. — Mrs. 
Jo. Weathers, Raleigh. 

The Missionary Society In Our Orphanage. — 
Miss McCracken, Thomasville. 

Report of Committee on Motto for 1904, pre- 
sented by Mrs. Cowan, and adopted as follows : 

"Loop up and not down, look out and not in, 
look forward and not backward — and lend a hand. 
Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

Open congress in which helpful suggestions for 
Woman's Work were made by Mrs. Howard, Mrs. 
Proctor, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Follett, Mrs. Howell, 
Mrs. Weathers, and Mrs. Marr. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions, 



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as presented by Mrs. Proctor, was adopted, as fol- 
lows : 

Kesolved 1. That we wish to offer our thanks- 
giving and praise, to our Lord and Master, whose 
we are, and whom we try to serve, for His mani- 
fold blessings on us, to whom He has intrusted 
this great work. That we wish to laud and mag- 
nify His Great and Holy Name. 

2. That we lay especial emijhasis on prayer 
throughout this entire year, and with renewed 
efforts, endeavor to reach our aim of $13,000 for 
State, Home, and Foreign Missions. 

3. We tender our heartfelt thanks to the ladies 
of Charlotte, and to the Reception Committee, 
for their hospitality, so graciously extended to 
the delegates and visiting ladies. 

4. We return thanks, and greatly appreciate the 
kindness of the pastor and members of Tryon 
Street Methodist Church for the use of their 
commodious building. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. A. F. YATES, 
MRS. J. S. FARMER, 
MRS. E. K. PROCTOR, JR., 
For Committee. 

Miss Fleck spoke of the United Study Course 
for the coming year, and urged all Societies to 
follow it. The book on which the study will be 
based is Rex Christus, an outline study of China. 



3 



The first program of the twelve for the year was 
presented to the ladies. 

Attention was called to the Missionary Book, 
store, a new feature of the thirteenth meeting. In 
"the Store" were samples of books for Mission 
Study to be obtained from the Baptist Book 
Store, Raleigh, N. C. It was presided over by 
Mrs. R. H. Jordan and Mrs. Fannie Taylor, of 
Charlotte. The closing moments were spent in 
prayer, many ladies taking part in these closing 
petitions. 

The meeting adjourned to meet in Elizabeth 
City, December, 1904. 

The ladies of the Tryon Street Baptist Church 
tendered a reception to the visiting ladies and 
their entertainers at the parsonage, Saturday 
afternoon, December 12th, from four to six. 

List of DeivEGates. 

Mrs. A. C. Barron, Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Mrs. 
C. IT. Richardson, Mrs. J. W. Morgan, Miss A. 
McDonald, Miss Elizabeth Watkins, Mrs. Geo. N. 
Cowan, Mrs. G. G. O'Neill, Mrs. W. F. Fry, Mrs. 
n. A. Brown, Mrs. W. J. Conrad, Mrs. H. Mon- 
tague, Mrs. Jno. IT. Hankins, Miss Margaret Har- 
riss, Mrs. J. W. Watson, Miss Elizabeth U. 
Briggs, Mrs. J. O. Murchison, Mrs. C. M. Follett, 
Miss Sallie Jones, Mrs. S. A. Howard, Mrs. C. C, 
Williams, Mrs. Geo. E. Nissen, Mrs. H. B. Marsh, 
Mrs. C. J. Woodson, Mrs. Ashley Home, Mrs. 
T. J. Ramstiur, Mrs. D. F. Putnam, Miss Sophie 



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S. Lanneau, Miss Clara Johnson, Miss Hattie 
Liles, Mrs. Jo. H. Weathers, Mrs. W. C. Dowd, 
Mrs. E. K. Proctor, Jr., Mrs. L. A. Chappell, Miss 

E. A. Draughan, Mrs. W. A. Smith, Miss Blanche 
Haynes, Mrs. O. D. Thomas, Mrs. S. L. Sincegood, 
Mrs. T. S. Franklin, Miss Elizabeth Caddell, Miss 
Eva Liddell, Mrs. J. S. Farmer, Mrs. T. G. Ham- 
rick, Mrs. W. M. Petway, Mrs. T. Taylor, Mrs. 
W. L. Poteat, Miss Ida M. Dunn, Miss Maude V. 
Smith, Mrs. Floy W. Cooper, Mrs. W. H. Eed- 
dish, Mis3 Laura Lazenby, Mrs. F. C. Ferguson, 
Mrs. Cora B. Ealon, Miss Annie J. Taylor, Miss 

F. G. Stephenson, Mrs. M. A. Sigmon, Mrs. A. IT. 
Sims, Miss Carrie St. Clair, Miss Fannie Moore, 
Mrs. A. F. Yates, Mrs. G. J. Dowell, Mrs. L. K. 
Pruett, Mrs. C. L. Dowell, Miss Zoe Dunmas, 
Miss Lillian Patterson, Miss Mayonia Fortner, 
Miss Maude Buchanan, Miss Bertha Hicks, Mrs. 
S. D. Howell, Mrs. T. B. Henry, Mrs. A. L. Betts, 
Mrs. G. W. Green, Miss Sammie Graves, Miss 
Georgia Pobertson, Mrs. B. A. Horton, Mrs. W. E. 
Gwaltney, Mrs. Plight C. Moore. 

Association Vice-Presidents for 1904. 

Beulah. — Miss Hattie James, Eidgeville. 
Brunswick. — Mrs. David Ward, Suburb. 
Buncombe. — Miss E. A. Draughan, Asheville. 
Carolina. — Mrs. Harriett Gibson, Henderson- 
ville. 

Central.— Mrs. E. J. Conyers, Youngsville. 
Cedar Creek.— Mrs. D. C. Eogers, Hope Mills. 



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Eastern. — Miss Florence Hubbard, Clinton. 
French Broad.— Mrs. W. H. Woodall. 
Green Eiver. — Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Rutherford- 
ton. 

'Haywood.— Mrs. B. F. Hill, Clyde. 
King's Mountain. — Mrs. T. J. Ramseur, Cleve- 
land M:ills. 

Mitchell County. — Mrs. Lucretia Young, Led- 
ger. 

Mt. Zion.— Mrs. Hight C. Moore, Chapel Hill. 

Neuse. — Mrs. H. L. Grant, Greensboro. 

Pee Dee.— Mrs. T. B. Henry. 

Piedmont. — Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Greensboro. 

Raleigh.— Mrs. E. L. Middleton, Gary. 

Robeson. — Mrs. H. B. Pope, Lumberton. 

South Fork. — Mrs. W. R. Gwaltney, Hickory. 

South Yadkin. — Mrs. D. Burke, Statesville. 

South River. — Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salemburg, 

Sandy Run, — Mrs. T. G. Hamrick, Caroleen. 

Tar River. — Mrs. Josiah Crudup, Washington. 

Johnson County. — Mrs. Ashley Horne, Clayton. 

Liberty. — Mrs. G. P. Harrell, Thomasville. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. — Mrs. W. G. Rog- 
ers, Charlotte. 

Union. — W. F. Watson, Monroe. 

West Chowan. — Mrs. E. G. Harrell, Woodland. 

Brushy Mountain. — Mrs. James W. McNeill, 
Wilkesboro. 

Stanly. — Mrs. T. A. Burris, Albemarle. 



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Societies reporting for 1903 401 

Societies reporting in 1904 442 

Total reported by Societies in 1900 $9,710.84 

Total reported by Societies in 1901 9,766.39 

Total reported by Societies in 1902. .. .11,033.13 
Total reported by Societies in 1903. .. .11,322.95 

Total reported by Societies in 1904 14,287.93 

Motto for 1905: Hold fast to that which is 
good. — I. Thess. 5:21. JSiot by might, nor by 
power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. 
—Zee. 4:6. 

Aim for 1905: The organization of one hun- 
dred and Mty new Societies; the giving of $16,500 
to State, Home and Foreign Missions. 

1903. 1904. 

To Foreign Missions $3,304.33 $3,590.97 

To Christmas Oifering 1,052.31 1,121.08 

For Yates College 402.67 

Total for Forei^m Missions 4,356.64 5,114.72 

Home Missions $1,269.08 $1,.527.03 

Week of Self-Denial 750.59 973.02 

Value of boxes 2,746.20 4,179.24 

Total Home Missions 4,765.87 6,679.29 

State Missions $2,102.79 $2,412.02 

State Mission Boxes 96.00 77.50 

Total to State Missions .... 2,198.79 ,2,489.52 

Sunday-school Board 1.50 

Expense Fund 2.90 

Grand Total 14,287.93 



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Siiuunary of contributions of Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies of North Carolina to State, 
Plome and Foreign Missions since appointment 
of the Woman's Central Committee: 

1886 $1,000.95 

1887 1,718.46 

1888 1,881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1890 1,921.56 

1891 3,128.14 

1892 3,916.85 

1893^^ 4,955.71 

1894 2,374.97 

1895 4,491.88 

1896 .^^J^QQJ^ 

1897 6,272.83 

1898 6,893.00 

1899 8 .77^7.98 

1900 9,710.84, 

1901 9,666.36 

1902 11,008.13 

1903 11,322.95 

1904 14,287.93 



Total 109,534.07 

^Centennial contributions included. 

Constitution of Annual Meeting 

PREAMBLE 

Believing the work of the W. M. Societies, and 
through them the mission cause, will be greatly 



4 



advanced by an Annual Meeting, we, their rep- 
resentatives, organize with the following 

CONSTITUTION. 

1. The name of this body shall be ''The Annual 
Meeting of the W. M. S. of the Baptist Churches 
of JN^orth Carolina." 

2. This body shall be composed of one repre- 
sentative from each Society (with four additional 
representatives from the local Society), one adult 
female representative from each Mission Band 
in correspondence with the Central Committee. 
Members of the Central Committee shall be mem- 
bers by right of office. All other members of 
Societies shall be welcome visitors, b.ut only rep- 
resentatives shall be entitled to vote. 

3. The object of this meeting shall be to dis- ' 
cuss and recommend plans for the furtherance 
of the work. 

4. This meeting shall be held in the same city, 
and at the same time, as the Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

5. The officers shall be a President, two Vice- 
Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer, elected by 
ballot at the first annual session. 

6. Representatives from seven Societies shall 
constitute a quorum. 

7. The programme of the meetings shall be 
prepared by a joint committee of the Central 
Committee and the local Society. 



5 



8. This Constitution may be amended by a 
two- thirds vote of the representatives present at 
a reg-ular Annual Meeting, three months' notice 
of desired change having been given the Central 
Committee. 

Note. — The Central Committee, consisting of 
thirteen ladies from Raleigh, and the Association 
Vice-Presidents, is not appointed by the Annual 
Meeting, but by the State Board of Missions, 
which is appointed by the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. The Central Committee is thus a Commit- 
tee of the Convention, and as such reports to it, 
as well as The Woman's Annual Meeting, each 
year. All these ladies serve without compensa- 
tion, the only expenses of the Committee being 
for postage, printing and stationery. 

The officers of the Central Committee are: 
President — Miss F, E. S. Heck ; Corresponding 
Secretary — Mrs. W. N. Jones; Band Superin- 
tendent — Miss E. Briggs, Raleigh. 

PROCEEDINGS. 

The Foiirteentli Annual Meeting of the Wo- 
m.an's Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the 
Bar-tist State Convention, convened in the Pres- 
byterian Church of Elizabeth City, December 8, 
1904, at 9.30 o'clock, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck pre- 
siding. 

The meeting w^as opened with devotional exer- 
cises, conducted by Mrs. W. F. Fry, of Golds- 
boro. 



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Mr. E. F. Lamb welcomed the ladies in behalf 
of the citizens of Elizabeth City. 

Mrs. Lula Butt Bradford, in behalf of the Bap- 
tist women, and Mrs. T. G. Hollowell for the 
other denominations of Elizabeth City, accorded 
the visiting women a most hearty welcome, which 
was responded to by Mrs. Kate Griffin, of Wood- 
land. 

Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, of Ealeigh, called the 
meeting to order, and the following officers were 
elected by acclamation. 

President. — Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, of Raleigh. 

First Vice-President. — Mrs. J. W. Morgan, of 
Weldon. 

Second Vice-President. — Mrs. A, L. Betts, of 
Mt. Airy. 

Secretary. — Mrs. G. T. Lumpkin, of Scotland 
Xeck. 

Treasurer, — Mrs. Lula Butt Bradford, of Eliz- 
abeth City. 

Miss Heck, as President of the Woman's Cen- 
tral Comjnittee of Missions, delivered the annual 
address. 

Mrs. AY. N. Jones, of Raleigh, Secretary and 
Treasurer of the Central Committee, was not 
able to be present on account of the illness of 
hpv very dear friend, Mrs. T. H. Briggs, of 
Ealeigh. Her report was presented and read as 
f olloYvs : 



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FINANCIAL REPORT. 

Ashe and Alleghany Association — 



Beaver Creek $1.50 

Atlantic — 

Morehead City ' $58.80 

Swansboro 20.15 

Swansboro Sun 2.00 

First Church, New Bern 62.57 

First Church, New Bern Sun 14.60 

Davis 3.67 



Total 161.79 

Beulah — 

Lea Bethel . $31.06 

Clement 13.04 

Yanceyville 17.16 

Yancey ville Sun 3.50 

Trinity 6.75 

Association 8.25 

Shiloh 3.35 

Ephesus 4.22 

Total 87.33 

Brunswick — 

Mill Creek $8.00 

Mill Creek Sun LOO 

Southport 38.27 



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Brunswick — Continued. 

Southport Sun ' $2.00 

Antioch 16.05 

Bethel 12.50 

Long' Branch 1.40 

Total 79.22 

Brush V Mountain — 

Wilkesboro . ■ .. . $25.02 

North Wilkesboro 18.00 



Total 43.02 

Buncombe — 

Cane Creek $15.57 

Cane Creek Sun 1.81 

Cane Creek, No. 2 4.31 

Beaver Dam 21.65 

Antioch 8.52 

Morgan Hill 5.85 

Asheville First Church 675.26 

Antioch Sun 6.90 

Macedonia . 1.50 

Berea 3.50 

Asheville Sun 35.95 

Asheville, West End 38.48 

Total 819.30 



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Bladen — 

Abbottsburg $1.70 

Galeed 30.00 



Total 31.70 

Cape Fear and Columbus — 

miteville $28.13 

Whiteville Sun 8.61 

Chadbourn 14.40 

Chadbourn Sun 11.84 

Smyrna 8.75 

Smyrna Sun 12.45 



Total 84.21 

Carolina — 

Fruitland $5.00 

Caldwell- 
Lenoir $12.65 

Cedar Creek — 

Rockfish $33.25 

Cedar Creek 27.65 

Green Spring's 4.70 

Cumberland Union 4.64 

Hope Mills 26.33 

Bladen Union 6.00 

Total 102.57 



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Central^ — 

B. F. University $39.50 

First Church, Raleigh 355.89 

First Church, Raleigh, Y. L. S 73.77 

First Church, Raleigh, Sun 34.60 

First Church, Raleigh, O. and E. Band. . 10.15 

Youngsville 44.50 

Youngsville Sun 1.50 

Wake Forest 234.70 

Wake Forest Y. L. S 59.55 

Wake Forest Sun 16.33 

Dayton 1.35 

Rolesville 4.65 

Bethany 10.54 

Raleigh First Church Boys' Band 10.00 

Forestville Sun 6.00 

Bethlehem 13.50 

Olive Branch 1.45 

Oak Grove 4.54 

Flat Rock 53.30 

Perry's Chapel 7.25 

Oak Grove Sun 2.05 

Mt. Vernon 6.00 



Total 991.12 

Chowan — 

Edenton $115.96 

Elizabeth City 34.08 

Sawyer's Creek 23.75 

Reynoldson 5.92 



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Chowan — Continued. 



Warwick $18.12 

Middle Swamp 7.19 

Total 205.02 

Eastern — 

Clinton $65.83 

Clinton Y. L. S 29.25 

Clinton Sun 12.67 

Corinth 8.40 

Warsaw 15.55 

Johnston's 8.37 

Bethel 3.73 

Johnston's Sun 3.16 

Mount Olive 34.50 

La Grange 6.20 

Lisbon .80 



Total 188.46 

French Broad — 

Mars Hill $23.63 

Mars Hill Sun 6.14 

Marshall 9.38 

Piney Mountain 3.50 

Little Ivy 3.25 



Total 45.90 



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Flat Eiver — 

Florence Avenue $54.20 

Creedmore 18.25 

Oxford 212.95 

Oxford, Girl's Society 26.45 

Oxford, Maggie Nutt Society 6.70 

Mount Zion 18.22 

Mount Zion Sun 1.63 

Oxford Y. L. S 11.00 

Roxboro 25.25 

Mill Creek 46.00 

Knap of Reeds 4.57 

Mill Creek Sun 2.00 

Rock Spring 2.40 

Knott's Grove 1.85 



Total 431.47 

Green River — 

Rutherfordton $90.78 

Rutherf ordton Sun 15.70 

Marion 20.72 

Pleasant Hill 8.11 

Mount Vernon 14.71 

Mountain Creek 2.00 

Round T-Till 9.55 

Montford's Cove 11.55 

Mount Vernon Sun 3.70 

Clear Creek 3.03 



Total 179.91 



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Haywood — 

Waynesville $95.13 

Pleasant Hill 17.86 



Total 112.99 

Johnston County — 

Clayton $180.50 

Clayton Junior Union 24.23 

Sraithfield 83.50 

Selma 7.15 

Smithfield Sun 3.00 

Clyde's Chapel 4.11 

Benson 13.20 

Clayton, Girls' Band 2.32 



Total 318.01 

Kings Mountain — 

New Bethel $16.57 

Cherryville 8.00 

Cleveland Mills 4.30 

Cleveland Mills Sun 46 

Shelby 79.18 

King's Mountain 17.75 

New Bethel Sun 84 

Boiling Springs 12.45 

Shelby Sun 4.22 

Lawndale 1.75 



Total 145.52 



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Little Eiver— 

New Hill $19.00 

Dunn 5.00 



Total 24.00 

Liberty — 

Lexington $33.05 

Thomasville 115.55 

• Lexington Sun 8.25 

Thomasville Sun 10.72 



Total 167.57 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — 

Tryon Street, Charlotte $396.80 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Y. L. S 160.05 

Tryon Street, Charlotte, Sun 76.91 

Pritchard Memorial 49.00 . 

Twelfth Street, Charlotte, Sun. 6.00 

Miss L. D. Price 4.00 

Ninth Avenue, Charlotte 35.00 

Ninth Avenue, Charlotte, Sun 8.00 



Total 735.76 

Montgomery — 

Mt. Giiead $7.25 

Mitchell Countv — 

Bear Creek $45.21 



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Mitchell County — Continued. 

Silver's Chapel $7.03 

Koan Mountain 5.00 

Cane Creek 1.50 

Mrs. Lucretia Young 100.00 



Total 158.74 

Mount Zion — 

Antioch $2.50 

Graham 23.22 

Durham Second Church 121.80 

Durham, Second Church, Sun 10.40 

Durham First Church 711.65 

Durham, First Church, Sun 51.06 

Red Mountain 30.33 

West Chapel Hill 12.85 

Bynum 24.84 

Cane Creek 4.00 

Lystra 12.30 

West Durham 62.10 

Chapel Hill 71.05 

Cedar Fork 32.15 

Burlington 10.93 

Olive's Chapel 77.01 

West Durham Sun 10.50 

East Durham 4.15 

Hillsboro 8.10 

Robeson's Grove 6.50 

Bells 1.45 

Mount Pisgah 27.12 



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JVIoimt Zion — Continued. 

Mount Gilcad $10.30 

Burlington Sun 1.00 

Chapel Hill Sun 10.00 

Bethel 12.45 

Olive Branch 2.40 

Edgemont 5.00 

Edgemont Sun 6.66 

Red Mountain Sun 1.15 

East Durham Sun 5.00 

Bethesdis 3.00 

Association — Mrs. Follett 10.00 

Bethel Sun 80 

Total 1,383.77 

Neuse — 

Goldsboro Y. L. S "... $3.25 

Sandy Bottom 1.30 

Pollocksville 17.95 

Goldsboro, First Church 147.40 

Goldsboro Sunday-school 12.00 

Goldsboro Sun 24.95 

Tvinston 229.70 

Kins ton Sun 25.00 

Antioch 44.25 

Fort Barnwell 20.00 

Fort Barnwell Sun 2.50 

Tabernacle, New Bern, Sun 5.47 

Tabernacle, New Bern 173.70 

Goldsboro, Second Church 29.00 

Spring Garden 1.20 



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Neuse — Continued. 

Kinston. Y. L. S $19.65 

Winterville 3.05 

Goldsboro, Girls' Band 10.00 

Seven Springs . . . , 2.10 

New Hope 3.40 



Total 775.87 

Pee Dee- 
Pee Dee $2.00 

Laurinburg 119.80 

Spring Hill 62.20 

Spring Hill Sun 7.75 

Roberdel 47.88 

Lilesville 28.88 

Lilesville Y. P. S 16.21 

Polkton 14.70 

Rockingham 53.64 

Rockingham Sun 8.72 

Wadesboro 204.51 

Wadesboro Sun. . ! 3.75 

Ansonville 9.35 

Mrs. T. B. Henry 5.00 

Lilesville Sun 3.75 

Gum Springs 5.25 

Steele's Mill 1.50 



Total 594.89 



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Piedmont — 

Eeidsville $70.90 

Greensboro 152.75 

Greensboro Y. L. S 133.75- 

Greensboro, Mary Newton Band 4.56 

High Point 175.89 

High Point Sun 8.60 



Total ; 546.45 

Pilot Mountain- 
Winston, Pirst Church $222.75 

Winston, Pirst Church, Sun 47.15 

Madison 7.00 

Mount Airy 24.60 

Mount Airy Sun 20.00 

Deep Springs , 13.10 

Broad Street, Winston 9.50 

Salem Mission Sun 15.00 

Leaksville 23.07 

Mount Airy Y. P. S 5.00 

Deep Springs Sun ' 6.50 

Waughtown 11.00 

Lewisville 9.40 

Madison Sun 3.75 



Total 417.82 

Raleigh — 

Hepzibah $17.28 

Gary 129.87 



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Raleigh — Continued. 

Gary Y. L. S $61.78 

Apex 70.50 

Apex Sun 5.68 

Holiy Springs 20.95 

Holly Springs Sun 2.20 

Mount Hermon 6.50 

Tabernacle, Raleigh 226.82 

Fayetteville Street, Raleigh 17.69 

Salem 1.00 

Wakefield 15.00 

Green Level 19.99 

Association 10.00 

Garner 2.25 



Total . 607.51 

Robeson — 

Parkton $13.00 

Maxton 35.25 

Lumber Bridge 47.74 

Lumberton 165.91 

Long Branch 23.60 

Lumberton Y. L. S 171.20 

Lumberton Sun 15.95 

Saddle Tree 33.65 

Ashpole 88.25 

Ashpole Sun 23.94 

Ashpole Sun., No. 2 6.98 

Raft Swamp 19.65 

Lumber Bridge Sun 3.09 

Lumber Bridge Y. P. S 70 



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Robeson — Continued. 

Fair Bluff $18.96 

Rowland 12.55 

Bear Swamp 8.50 

Red Springs Sun 11.73 

Lumberton, ^To. 2 $10.00 

Maxton Sun 6.15 

Bethany 1.85 

Big Branch 26.12 

Pleasant Hill 27.30 

Back Swamp' Sun 2.84 

Lumberton Sun., No. 2 2.80 

Pleasant Grove 2.40 

Long Branch Sun 1.10 

Red Springs . 46.09 

Back Swamp 21.25 



Total 848.55 

Sandy Run — 

Forest City $3.30 

Bethel 15.52 

Immanuel 17.90 

Henrietta 37.93 

Immanuel Sun 5.19 

Henrietta Sun 2.32 



Total 82.16 

Sandy Creek — 

Jonesboro $16.00 

Pittsboro \ 87.67 



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Sandy Creek — Continued. 



Siler City $26.11 

Aberdeen 29.60 

Carthage 107.10 

Carthage Sun 12.52 

Bethany 22.37 

Southern Pines 8.90 

Pittsboro Sun 3.95 

Cameron 33.85 

Cameron Sun 9.23 

Pine Bluff 5.75 

Jonesboro Sun 1.75 

Sanford 7.41 



Total 390.06 

South Fork— 

I^ewton $1.20 

Gastonia 141.43 

McAdensville 7.25 

Hickory 33.85 

Hickory Sun 8.45 

N"ewton Sun .75 

Maiden 10.00 

Olivet 6.75 

Gastonia Sun 14.06 



Total 223.74 

South River — 

White Oak $21.00 

Salem 56.14 



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South River — Continued. 

Salem Sun 12.05 

Spring Branch 39.94 

Concord 10.00 

Fayetteville 64.07 

Fayetteville Sun 27.00 

Clement 1.29 

Salem Y. L. S 57 

Antioch 13.00 

Mill Creek 1.00 

Mrs. Helen Spell 1.00 



Total 247.06 

South Yadkiu' — 

Spencer $25.15 

Spencer Sun 5.00 

Statesville, First Church 166.18 

Statesville Sun 14.27 

Statesville, Western Avenue 11.25 

Salisbury, Chestnut Hill 9.61 

Mooresville 8.76 

Salisbury 48.46 

Mocksville 18.11 

Moc^/sville Sun 7.28 

Salisbury Y. L. S 1.00 

Association 20.25 

Statesville Junior Union 13.06 

Cleveland 1.00 



Total 349.38 



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Surry — 

Elkin $13.01 

Stanly— 

Locust $5.99 

Albemarle 38.00 

Norwood 2.35 

Abbottsburg 4.70 



Total 51.04 

Transylvania- — 

Tryon $3.50 

Tar River — 

Warren Plains $11.48 

Rocky Mount 98.76 

^ Sandy Creek 14.00 

Scotland Neck 198.22 

Scotland Neck Sun _ 53.91 

Scotland Neck Mission Class 39.86 

Washington 84.89 

Washington Sun 4.38 

Greenville 178.05 

Greenville Sun 1.55 

Mount Zion 3.40 

Popular Springs 29.14 

Plenderson 202.15 

Wilson 87.70 

Hobgood 23.50 

Weldon 152.48 



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Tar Itiver — Continued. 

Weldon Sun $9.10 

Louisburg 41.75 

Louisburg Sun 8.88 

Stoney Creek 6.67 

North Kocky Mount 8.50 

Columbia 2.50 

Columbia Sun 3.00 

Tarboro . 9.3 

Eoeky Mount Sun 10.0 

Tarboro Sun 2.1 

Pleasant Grove 2.0 

Hickory $6.5' 

Warrenton 107.7 

Henderson Sun 5.7 

Philadelphia 2.1. 

Premont 5.0 



Total 1,414.8' 

Tuckasee^?ee — 

Dillsboro $1.70 

We(>ater 4.00 



Total 5.70 

Union — 

Marshville $19.15 

Marshville Sun 1.60 

Monroe 165.17 

Meadow Branch 2.75 



Total 



188.67 



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West Chowan — 

Rich Square $25.00 

Mt. Tabor 41.48 

Chowan 95.63 

Cashie 73.00 

Seaboard 22.83 

Lawrence X Roads 10.00 

Hebron 36.27 

Union 2.82 

Buckhorn 133.57 - 

Woodland 26.94 

Ahoskie 35.00 

Potecasi 31.43 

Rich Square Sun .20 

Kurfreesboro Sun 27.32 

Windsor 2.40 

Elam 8.70 

Windsor Sun 12.05 

Galatia 23.10 

Mt. Carmel , 20.00 

Roanoke 6.70 

Holly Grove School House 23.90 

Jackson 23.07 

Pine Forest 5.25 

Chowan Sun 7.75 

Roanoke Sun. 6.70 

Roberts Chapel 14.39 

Meherrin Sun 2.43 

Bethany 10.00 

Hebron Sun 1.00 

Cashie Sun 25.45 



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West Cliowaii' — Continued. 

Woodland Sun $2.03 

Pleasant Grove 4.50 

Creeksville 17.00 



Total 777.91 

Western N'orth Carolina — ■ 

Bellevue $1.00 

Wilmington- 
Wilmington $146.58 

Wilmington Sun 11.00 

Wilmington Southside 12.50 

Wilmington Southside Sun 5.00 



Total 175.08 

No Association given^ — - 

North Fork $1.75 

Bethel 9.60 

Lennon^s X Roads 2.50 

St. John's 3.73 

Core Creek 4.98 

Blanch 3.28 

Hamilton 5.36 

Castalia 52 

Bloomingdale 4.00 

Swift Creek 1.05 



Mossie Hill Sun. 
Olivet 



$8.00 
3.10 



Total 47.87 

Grand total $14,287.93 

Of this amount the Sunbeam Societies contrib- 
uted : 

To Foreign Missions $531.53 

To Christmas Offering 108.23 

To Yates College 41.21 

Total Foreign Missions $680.97 

To Home Missions $127.53 

To Flome Mission Boxes 54.35 

To Self -Denial Oftering 44.59 

Total Home Missions 2^6.47 

To State Missions 159.88 

Grand total 1,067.32 



Appropriated as follows : 

To Foreign Missions $3,590.97 

To Christmas Offering ... 1,121.08 

To Yates College 402.67 

Total Foreign Missions $5,114.72 

To Heme Missions $1,527.03 



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To Self-Denial Offeriiis- $973.02 

To Self-Donial Offering 973.02 

To Home Mission Boxes 4,179.24 



Total Home Missions 6,679.29 

To State Missions $2,412.02 

To State Mission Boxes 77.50 



Total State Missions 2,489.52 

To Siniday-school Board 1.50 

To Expense Fund 2.90 



Grand total 14,287.93 



Respectfully submitted, 

MISS F. E. S. HECK, 

President W. C. C. 

MRS. WESLEY N. JONES, Sec. Treas. ' 

Miss Elizabeth Brigg-s, Band Superintendent of 
the State, was not present on account of the ill- 
ness of her mother, Mrs. T. FI. Briggs. 

The work of the Sunbeam Bands under her care 
was as follows: 

Contribution From Sunbeam Societies. 



To Foreign Missions $531.53 

To Christmas Offering 108.23 

To Yates College 41.21 



Total Foreign Missions 680.97 



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To Home Missions $127.53 

To Home Mission Boxes 54.35 

To Self-Denial OlTering 44.59 



Total Home Missions 226.47 

To State Missions $159.88 



Grand total $1,067.32 



Miss Briggs had prepared a list of Bands show- 
ins: their regularity in reporting* by the different 
colored stars. Gold stars, four quarters; silver 
stars, three; blue stars, two; red stars, one. The 
table showing- regularity in reporting and aim 
for 1905 is as follows: 



Comparing Eeports. 1903. 1901. 

Number Gold Star Bands 14 21 

Number Silver Star Bands 20 17 

Number Blue Star Bands 22 33 

Number Bed Star Bands 38 36 



Number Bands reporting 94 107 

Total amounts reported $878.06 $1,067.32 



Aim for 1905—150 Bands on the Star Eoll ; 
$1,400.00 for Missions. 

Rev. Livingston Johnson spoke on "The Future 
Church." 



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Dr. W. R. Cullom, of Wake Forest, spoke; tak- 
ing for his subject '^'Women and the Ministry." 

Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Vice-President of the 
Piedmont Association gave a summary of the worlv 
of the Associational Presidents in a paper pre- 
sented by Mrs. 0. W. Duke, of Elizabeth City. 

By motion from Mrs. C. M. V. Follett, of Dur- 
ham, the body rose and offered special prayer for 
Mrs. T. H. Briggs, of Raleigh. 

Mrs. Follett, Mrs. Thomas Gorman and Mrs. 
C. H. IN^orton were appointed a committee to 
write to Miss Elizabeth Briggs expressing the 
heartfelt sympathy of the entire body, and the 
regret felt because of her absence. 

Adjournment. 

SecoTid Session — Thursday. 

Meeting opened with prayer and praise service. 
Lead by Mrs. A. L. Betts. 
Reading of miinutes. 

"My Associational Work," spoken to by Mrs. 
A. L. Betts, Mrs. G. J". Dowell, Mrs. Kate Griffin, 
Miss Hattie James. 

The following committees were appointed: 

Obituary. — Mrs. Kate Griffin, Mrs. Azor Schell, 
Mrs. 0. H. Morton, Mrs. C. M. Macintosh, Mrs. 
T. S. White, Mrs. C. W. Harrell. 

Motto. — Mrs. J. W. Morgan, Miss Maude 
Smith, Mrs. Annie White, Mrs. Cora Phelps, Miss 
Louise Wilsoii. 



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Eecommendations. — Mrs. George Dowell, Miss 
Hattie James, Mrs. A. L. Betts, Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. 
C. M. V. Follett, Mrs. T. E. Gardner, Mrs. P. S. 
Parsons, Mrs. J. Massee, Mrs. C. W. Howell. 

Resolutions. — ^Mrs. Fry, Miss Williamson, Mrs. 
J. H. Davenport. y 

On Letter.— Mrs. C. M. V. Follett, Mrs. S. M. 
Gorman, Mrs. C. H. Morton. 

"How the Women of Our Association Were 
Organized," by Mrs. C. M. V. Follett, Durham, 
Vice-President of Mount Zion Association. 

Open Congress on Methods, 

"How Every Woman Was Interested in Our 
Mission Box." Mrs. W. F. Marshall, (read by 
Miss Annie Biggs). 

"How to Follow a Regular Course of Mission 
Study." Mrs. E. L. Remsburg, Fayetteville, (read 
by Miss Stradley) ; Mrs. Massee, Mrs. C. M. V. 
Follett, Mrs. J. W. Morp-an, Mrs. G. S. Lumpkin, 
Mrs. L. B. Bradford, Mrs. S. M. Gorman and 
Miss Cobb. 

Miss Heck presented the programs for the 
United Course of Study for 1905 — Dux Christus, 
an Outline Study of Japan. 

"How to Secure Large Attendance On Societies 
in the Country." Mrs. R. D. Cross, Lumber 
Bridge, (read i)y Mrs. W. C. Harrell). 

"How a Successful Week of Prayer Vfas Con- 
ducted." Miss Eva Liddell, Charlotte, (read by 
Mrs. Bateman). 



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"Plow We Increased Our Christmas Offering." 
Mrs. B. L. Tyree, Durham, (read by Miss Smith) ; 
and Mrs. W. H. Heath, Elizabeth City. 

By consent of the body the regular order of 
exercises was suspended, and Mrs. Kate Zimmer- 
man, of Elizabeth City, made an address on Tem- 
perance and Missions." 

Adjournment. 

Third Session — -Friday Morning. 

The meeting was called to order by Miss Fannie 
Heck. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. 
C. M. V. Follett, of Durham. 

Hymn, "Holy Spirit Faithful Guide." 

Scripture reading from second chapter of Acts 
of Apostles. 

The Union returned to the regular order of 
business and resumed the discussion of "Open 
Congress on Methods." 

"How Our Members Were Led to Take Part in 
the Devotional Exercises." Mrs. S. E. Gardner, 
Edenton. 

"How We Made Our Sunbeam Society a Suc- 
cess." Mrs. Thomas Gorman, Durham. 

Miss Heck presented Constitution for Young 
Woman's Mission Clubs. 

"How the Girls Were Interest in Missions." 
Miss Estelle Johnson, Scotland Neek. 

Recommendations of the Central Committee 



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for the year 1905 were presented and adopted, as 
follows : 

Recommendations of the Central Committee. 

With gratitude for the progress of the past year 
and with thankful praise to God for all his bless- 
ings and trusting Him for the future, we recom- 
mend for the year 1905 : 

1. That the Societies follow the topics on the 
Mission Card and also make a study of Japan as 
outlined in Dux Christus. 

2. That each Society elect a Literary Secretary 
whose duty it shall be to encourage the purchas- 
ing of a Missionary Library, and to take charge 
(A same, circulating the books among the mem- 
bers; take subscriptions for the Foreign Mission 
Journal, Home Field, Kind Words, and other 
Missionary Magazines, and to distribute Mission- 
ary leaflets. 

3. That the Societies continue in their efforts 
to double their membership ; to reach those who 
cannot attend the meetings, through the Home 
Department, and to establish at least one new 
Society each. 

4. That the aim of each Society be to give not 
less than ten cents per month per m.em.ber for 
Home, State and Foreign Missions; that if other 
obiects commend themselves to 'the Societies for 
gifts, they be met by extra contributions. 

5. That our Offering for Foreign Missions this 
year be $6,500.00, $1,500.00 of which shall be our 



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Christmas Offering for the support of three 
Memorial Missionaries in China; $1,500.00 for the 
erection of a building' for Mr. Owen's School for 
Boys in North China. 

6. That each Society observe the firsc week in 
January as a Week of Prayer for Missions. 

7. That our Offering to Home Missions be 
$3,500.00 in money besides boxes; that $1,000.00 
of which sum shall be donated to the Titchenor 
Memorial Building Fund. 

8. That our Otfering to State Missions be 
$3,000.00, and that we observe a Thanksgiving day 
for State Missions the second week in June. 

9. That each Society be urged to consider the 
advisability of organizing the Young Women in 
the church into a Young Woman's Mission Club. 

10. That in Sunbeam work we endeavor to or- 
ganize 100 new Societies, and that the Sunbeam's 
take for their part of the above amounts, the sum 
of $1,200.00. 

11. That the Societies come into close rela- 
tions with the Vice-Presidents in their respective 
Associations, reporting quarterly to them, and as- 
sisting them in holding Fifth Sunday and Associa- 
tional Missionary Meetings. 

¥2. That in pursuance of the work above out- 
lined, we take for our aim in 1905 the organiza- 
tion of 150 new Societies, contributing $16,500 
in money and boxes to Home, State and Foreign 
Missions. 

Recommendations of Central Committee were 



discussed by Miss Mary Applewhite, of Scotland 
Neck, (read by Miss Big'gs). 

"Our New Neighbors," by Mrs. C. M. Norton, 
'Durham. 

"Church Building On the Frontier." Dr. B. D. 
Gray, Atlanta, Ga. 

"Woman's Work in Home Missions." Miss Ade- 
lee Branham, a Home Missionary. 

"Japan Today and Tomorrow." Mrs, J. W. 
Morgan, Weldon. 

Miss Heck spoke of the United Course of Study 
for the coming year, and urged all Societies to 
follow it. The book on which the study will be 
based is Dux Christus, an outline study of Japan. 

"The Mission Schools in China," was presented 
by Rev. E. E. Bomar, of Richmond, Ya. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES, 

Obituaries. 

Report of Committee on Obituaries was read 
by Mrs. J. P. Griffin, and adopted, as follows: 

We the Committee on Obituaries adopt the fol- 
lowing tributes to our dead: 

Suddenly the call came to Mrs. Rebecca Wester, 
wife of Mr. A. D. Wester, to come up higher. 
The lamp was burning brightly, and she joyfully 
answered the call. She had lived well her three 
score and ten years, and leaves a large family 
following in her footsteps. 

After years of pain Mrs. Pattie Dunn, widow 
of Mr. Wm. Dunn, was released from her suffer- 



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ing, and taken where "there is no pain." A shut- 
in for years, she helped us by her prayers and 
^>-ifts as she was able. May the daughter be 
blessed for her untiring devotion. 

Entered into rest, Mr.s. Eva Currin Owen. In 
girlhood she gave her lieart to her Savior, and 
joined the Baptist Church. Of her large means, 
she gave richly. Her charity to the unfortunate 
knew no bounds. After she had been taken to 
''the Mansions not made with hands," her be- 
reaved husband sent her Society one hundred dol- 
lars ($100) — a beautiful tribute to her mem.ory. 

May God's richest blessing rest on her husband 
and baby girl. 

Another worker has been called to lay down 
the arrow and take up the crown. Mrs. Ida E. 
Joyner, of the West Chowan Association, sister 
of T. C. Britton, our missionary to China. She i 
was founder of the Society in her church and 
berved as President as long as she was able to at- 
tend. She helped much by her missionary zeal, 
prayers and gifts, and was much admired for her 
unassuming, faithful service. 

The Durham Society has sustained a heavy loss 
in the death of two of its best workers, Mrs. O. B. 
Foushee and Mrs. S. E. Watts. The former, Mrs. 
Foushee, because of her zeal and devotion to the 
work, was the means of many valuable boxes be- 
ing sent to frontier missionaries. 

Mrs. Watts was an active worker till her 
health failed. Even then we felt sustained by her 
prayers. 



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Koxboro Church in the Flat River Association 
has suffered a ^reat loss in the death of Mrs. A. 
R. Eoushee. When the church was weak, she was 
its mainstay, and ^vhen she could no longer meet 
with her Missionary Society, it was one of her 
greatest joys to have the members meet at her 
home, where they would talk and pray over the 
work, and plan for the advancement of the Lord's 
Kingdom. For jrars her house was the preach- 
ers' home. 

The Society of Clement's Church, Beulah Asso- 
ciation, feels a great loss in the death of Sister 
Ann Long. She was an earnest, faithful and en- 
thusiastic worker in her church and Society. 

It is with sadness that we chronicle also the 
death of Mrs. J. A. CHeek, of Chapel Hill; Mrs. 
R. C. Lassiter, of the Tar River and Miss Virgie 
Tingen of Mount Zion Association. We regret 
that it has been impossible to get the facts about 
their lives. 

It is appalling that our ranks are thining out 
so rapidly. May the Lord raise up others who 
will take up the work where these dear sisters 
have laid it down. 

MRS. J. P. GRIFFIN, 
MRS. C. IL MORTON, 
MRS. T. S. WHITE, 
MRS. AZOR SHELL. 
MRS. C. M. McINTOSH, 
MRS. C. W. HARRELL, 
Committee. 



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MRS. E. J. HARRELL. 
Vice-President West Chowan Association. 

On June 18, 1904, the reaper — death — with 
sickle in hand, visited the town of Woodland, 
Northampton County, N, C, cut down one of its 
brightest and most useful young women — Mrs. 
E. J. Harrell — thus robbing the West Chowan As- 
sociation of its most efficient Vice-President. 
She served as leader in her Association about 
one and a half years, and greatly endeared her- 
self to its people by her beautiful, consecrated 
life, and by her devotion to the work and her 
untiring efforts for its advancement. 

Realizing that the missionary cause has, in her 
death, sustained a very great loss, we, who are 
convened in this Annual Assembly of the Wo- 
nian^s Missionary Societies, do resolve: 

1. That the death of one in whose life Christ's 
image was so beautifullly reflected leaves a sad 
vacancy. 

2. That, while we cannot understand Go^'s 
"whys" and "wherefores," we humbly yield to 
Him, with hearts grateful for the influence of 
her short life. 

3. That we pray that her missionary zeal may 
kindle a flame in the hearts of those who knew 
and loved her that will not be extinguished, and 
that her work may go on. 

4. That while our loss is great, we feel deeply 



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for the bereft husband, one of God's faithful ser- 
vants and devoted father, mother, brothers and 
sister, and pray that our Heavenly Father who al- 
ways deals gently with TTis own may be to them 
what they most need in this dark hour. 

Recommendations. 

Report of Committee on Recommendations was 
read by Mrs. Dowell, and adopted, as follows: 

We heartily endorse the recommendations of 
the Central Committee and would lay especial 
emphasis on the fourth paragraph, and urge our 
women to study the Bible idea of giving as a 
grace. 

We would also emphasize the importance of 
teaching our children to know that in this work 
they are "workers together with God," and, in 
that way, they will be led to realize their duty to 
the heathen and to give them the knowledge of 
salvation through Christ. 

MRS. GEORGE DOWELL, 
MISS HATTIE JONES, 
MRS. BETTS. 
MRS. GRIFFIN, 
MRS. FOLLETT, 
MRS. GORMAN, 
MRS. PARSONS, 
MRS. MASSEE, 
MRS. HARRELL, 



Committee. 



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Motto. 

Report of Committee on Motto for 1905 was 
read by Mrs. J. W. Morgan, and adopted, as fol- 
iovvs : 

"Hold fast to that which is good." (1 Thess. 
5:21.) 

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, 
saith the Lord of hosts." (Zee. 4:6.) 

MRS. J. W. MORGAN, 
MRS. A. L. WHITE, 
MISS MAUD SMITH, 

Committee. 

Resolutions. 

Re])ort on Resolutions was read by Mrs. Fry, 
and adopted, as follows : 

Whereas, we have been so warmly welcomed to 
the hearts and hospitable homes of the good peo- 
ple of Elizabeth City, and so generously tendered 
the use of the Presbyterian Church in which to 
hold our meetings, and also having been welcomed 
in such a lovely manner by all of the Missionary 
Societies of the city, thus showing the fraternal 
s^^irit existing among them ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That with a rising vote of the body 
we extend our sincerest thanl<s to our many 
hostesses, to the Missionary Societies of every 
denomination, and in a special m-anner express 
our deepest gratitude to the ladies of the Presby- 



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terian Church for their kindness, and wishing 
one and all God-speed in all that they undertake 
in our Master's name. 

MRS. W, F. FRY, 
MISS S. WILLIAMSON, 
MRS. J. II. DAVENPORT, 
MISS MARY LOU JOSEY, 

Committee. 

Time and Place. 

Committee on Chang'e of Time and Place for 
our Annual Meeting presented the following re- 
port (read by Mrs. Massee, of Raleigh), which 
was adopted as follows : 

The committee to whom was referred the con- 
sideration of a change of time and place for our 
Annual Meeting has not been able to reach any 
very decided opinion, but present the following 
reasons for and against a change, and in conclu- 
si\on offer a suggestion: 

The present plan of meeting at the same time 
and place with the State Convention is objec- 
tionable for these reasons : 

(1) The ladies who attend are prevented from 
attending the sessions of the Convention while 
our meetings are going on. 

(2) The thoughts and attentions of our women 
are so much divided between our work and the 
work of the Convention that they cannot give 
their whole attention to the work we ought to do. 



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(3) The local attendance of the ladies of our 
own and other denominations upon our sessions 
is diminished because many prefer to attend the 
sessions of the Convention, and because house- 
keepers are kept so busy entertaining the dele- 
gates to both meetings. 

(4) The delegates to our meeting and to the 
Convention have now so much increased that the 
entertaimnent of both, at the same time, has be- 
come a very heavy burden for any town and be- 
yond the capacity of any except a very few towns 
in our State; and this necessitates our having 
only one delegate from each Society, while, if 
we met at a diiterent time and place, we might 
have more, and this would be a great advantage. 

(6) We would have more time for the considera- 
tion of our work. As it now is, our time is so 
limited that we cannot properly discuss and plan 
for all of our work. 

Besides this, we could then have meetings at 
night for the general public and secure speakers 
suitable for such occasions. 

But the following are the objections to meet- 
ing at a different time and place : 

(1) The attendance of delegates will probably 
not be so large. As it is nov/, there is the double 
attraction of the Convention and the Woman^s 
Meeting. Now, many of the ladies go with their 
husbands and then they would have to travel 
alone. Many ladies would still attend the Con- 



vention and would not probably attend two meet- 
ings. 

(2) We v/ould lose many of the informing and 
stimulating addresses from missionaries, secre- 
taries and other speakers who attend the Con- 
vention. 

(3) Our delegates would lose the benefit that 
they derive from the sessions of the Convention 
which they do attend when we are not in session — 
especially the massTmeetings at night. From this 
source our ladies derive much inspiration and 
stimulus for their work at home. 

(4) When we meet with the Convention some 
ladies who attend the Convention, but who are 
not interested in our work, would sometimes at- 
tend our meetings and become interested. 

We suggest that the ladies take these and other 
reasons for and against the change under careful 
consideration for another year and come together 
at our next Annual Meeting prepared to act. 

MRS. T. H. BEIGGS, 
MRS. N. B. BROTJGHTON, 
MRS. W. C. TYREE, 

Committee. 

The ladies renewed a covenant made a year ago 
to observe Monday of each week as a day set 
apart for special prayer for the Woman's Work. 

The closing mom.ents were spent in prayer, 
many ladies in brief prayers invoking God's 
blessings on the work of our Societies for the year 
1905. 



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After siiig'ing: ''God Be With You Till We Meet 
Again," the meeting adjourned, to meet in Ra- 
leigh, 1905. 

Mr. Duke, p^istor of the First Baptist Church, 
and wife, tendered a reception to the ladies of the 
Convention at the home of Mrs. I. M. Meekins, 
on Saturday afternoon, December 10th, from four 
till six o'clock. 

LIST OF DELEGA TES and VISITORS. 

Mrs. M. E. Trueblood, Elizabeth City. 

Mrs. Annie White, Chov/an Church. 

Mrs. J. W. Morgan, Weldon. 

Miss Susie Darden, Mount Tabor. 

Miss Mary Stradley, Beaver Dam,. 

Miss Maud Smith, Chapel Hill. 

Mrs. P. S. Parsons. Washina'ton. 

Mr. A. L. Betts, Mount Airy. 

Mrs. Cora Phelps, Henderson. 

Miss Mary Lou Josey, Scotland Neck. 

Miss Annie Biggs, Scotland Neck. 

Miss Estelle Johnson, Scotland Neck. 

Mrs. G. T. Lumpkin, Scotland Neck. 

Mrs. George J. Dowell. Carthage. 

Mrs. T. E. Gardner, Edenton. 

Miss Cylla Williamson, Murf reesboro. 

Miss Fannie E. Cobb, Llebron Church. 

Miss Louise Wilson. Durham. 

Mrs. C. M. Y. Follett, Durham. 

Mrs. J. C. Massee, Ealeigh. 

Miss Ola Deviney, New Bethel Church. 



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Mrs. T. M. Gorman, Durham. 

Miss Vivian Norton, Durham. 

Miss C. H. Norton, Ed^'emont Church. 

Miss Mary W. Brou^'hton, Raleigh. 

Mrs. W. F. Fry, Goldsboro. 

Mrs. J. H. Davenport, Washington. 

Miss Hattie James, Edgewood. 

Miss Mattie I. White. Bethel. 

Mrs. C. M. Maclntoch, Windsor. 

Mrs. C. W. Harrell, Woodland. 

Mrs. Noah Burfoot, Elizabeth City. 

Mrs. T. S. White, Elizabeth City. 

Miss Fannie Whitehurst, Elizabeth City. 

Mrs. C. W. Duke, Elizabeth City. 

Mrs, Lula Butt Bradford, Elizabeth City. 

Mrs. E. R. Sav^^yer. Sawyer's Creek. 

Mrs. J. L. F. Sawyer, Sawyer's Creek. 

Mrs. Azer Schell, Greensboro. 

Mrs. W. L. Poteat, Wake Forest. 

Mrs. J. J. Thomas, Raleigh. 

Mrs. W. S. Penny, Raleiah. 

Mrs. J. T. Jenkins, Wilson. 

Mrs. J. B. Hoffler, Beulah. 

Mrs. S. W. Brewer, Raleigh. 

Mrs. J. D. Boushall. Raleigh. 

Mrs. Thomas Boushall, Sawyer's Creek. 

Miss Minnie Ferebee, Sawyer's Creek. 



MINUTES 

V *^ OF THE 

Fifteenth Annual Meeting 

OF 

THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES 

AUXILIARY TO 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA 



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
RALEIGH, N. C. 
December 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1905 




MINUTES 

OF THE 

Fifteenth Annual Meeting 



THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES 

AUXILIARY TO 
BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 

OF NORTH CAROLINA 



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 
RALEIGH, N. C. 
December 7, 8, 9 and 10, 1905 



SUMMARY. 



Societies organized, 1904 104 

Societies organized, 1905 174 

Societies reporting, 1904 442 

Societies reporting, 1905 472 

Total in 1903 $11,322.95 

Total in 1904 14,287.93 

Total in 1905 17,158.49 



Motto for 1906: "If ye love m« keep my com- 
mandments. We will come again rejoicing, bring- 
ing our sheaves with us." 

Aim for 1906: Twenty-one thousand dollars, of 
which $7,000 for Foreign Missions, $4,000 for State, 
$10,000, half in money, half in boxes, for Home Mis- 
sions. 

1904 

Foreign Missions , . $3,590 . 97 

Christmas offering 1,121.08 

Yates" College 402.67 



1905 
$4^323.23 
1,024.51 
40.08 



Total for Foreign Missions. $5,114. 72 $5,587.87 

Home Missions .....$1,527.03 |1,976.59 

Week of self-denial 973.02 1,093.53 

Boxes 4,179.24 5,242.88 

Total for Home Missions . . $ 6,679 . 29 $8,311 . 00 

State Missions $2,412.02 |S,,092.61 

Boxes , 77.50 

Total for Stat€ Missions ..$2,489.52 $3,092.61 

S. S. Board 1.50 

Expense fund 2.90 167.01 



$44,287.93 $17,158.49 



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Summary of Contributions of Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies of North Carolina to State, 
Home and Foreign Missions since Appoint- 
ment OF THE Woman's Central Committee. 

1886 $1,000.95 1896 $3,969.54 

1887 1,718.46 1897 6,272.83 

1888 1,881.59 1898 6,893.00 

1889 1,940.40 1899.. 8,777.98 

1890... ...... 1,921.56 1900 9,710.84 

1891... 3,128.14 1901 9,666.36 

1892 3,916.85 1902 11,008.13 

1893* 4,955.71 1903... 11,322.95 

1894....'. 2,374.97 1904 14,287.93 

1895.; 4,491.88 1905 ....17,158.49 



Total $124,682.56 

♦Including larger part of Centennial contributions. 

OFFICERS OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 

President, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, Raleigh. 
Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. W. N. Jones, Raleigh. 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Height C. Moore, Raleigh. 
Band Supt., Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Raleigh. 
General Organizer, Mrs. C. M. V. Follett, Durham. 

OFFICERS OP ANNUAL MEETING. 

December, 1905. 

President, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, Raleigh. 
First Virce-President, Mrs. J. C. Murchison. Greens- 
boro. ■ 

Second Vice-President, Mrs. H. L. Grant,.^ldsboro. 
Secretar-y, Mrs. D,- Rich, Winston-Salem. 
Treasurer, Mrs. S. A. 'Howard, Salemburg. 



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FIEST SESSION. 

The fifteen til annu,al session of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies, Auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention of North Carolina, was called 
: to order in the auditorium of the First Baptist 
Church of Ealeigh, December 7, 1905, at 9.30 
o'clock. Miss F. E. S. Heck in the chair. 

After a brief song service, Mrs. J. C. Murchi- 
son, of Greensboro, read Isaiah 26:1-13. 

Ten minutes was spent in silent and sentence 
prayers. 

Greetings were extended to the body by Mrs. 
T. N. Ivey, President of the Missionary Society 
of the First Baptist Church, and Mrs. J. C. Mas- 
see of the Tabernacle. 

To these greetings response was made by Mrs. 
Juliet C. Duffy, of New Bern. 

The enrollment of delegates was taken. (For 
list see back of minutes.) 

Mrs. A. L. Betts, of Winston- Salem, was called 
to the chair and presided during election of offi- 
cers of Annual Meeting, which resulted as fol- 
lows: President, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, Eal- 
eigh; First Vice-President, Mrs. J. C. Murchison, 
Greensboro ; Second Vice-President, Mrs. H. L. 
Grant, Goldsboro ; Treasurer, Mrs. A. S. Howard, 
Salemburg; Secretary, Mrs. D. Bich, Winston- 
Salem. 

On return to the chair Miss Fannie E. S. Heck 
, as President of the Woman's Central Comijiittee, 
. made the Annual Address, a synopsis of which is 
as follows : 

THE GREAT DECADE. 

. The decade in which We are living^the de- 
. cade of 1900-1910— will be the greatest in the 



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history of CKrist^s Kingdom since the death of 
the Apostles. Its beginning found the Protestant 
churches giving $17,(KX),000 a year and 13,000 of 
its men and women for the conversion of the 
heathen world — ^giving this unequalled sum, this 
before unheard of wealth of heart and brain and 
life, and yet ashamed that they gave so little. 
In this shame lay the prophecy of larger things. 

The year 1900 found Missions past the ex- 
perimental stage. There was no great question- 
ing of methods, no doubt as to the great con- 
trolling plans and aims hitherto pursued. En- 
riched by the wisdom of a hundred years, ex- 
panded into churches, schools, hospitals, publish- 
ing houses, the wisdom of the world-wide church 
pronounced these methods tried and proven and 
acknowledged that only the half-hearted love of 
God in the chuiroh at home prevented the speedy 
taking of the world for its Lord and Maker. 

1900 opened with such a gathering of Mission- 
ary forces from the home and foreign field as 
the world had never seen, in the great Encum- 
menical Conference in New York. 

Then, as if the powers of evil would beat back 
the hastening army of the Lord, the Boxer re- 
bellion broke forth in China. Five thousand — 
ten thousand martyrs — we shall never know how 
many sealed their faith with their blood. But 
the attempt was futile. The next year thousands 
besieged the doors of the depleted churches and 
the loss was more than made up. On the 18th of 
September, this year (1905), the great educational 
reforms which precipitated the rebellion went 
quietly into effect, brought about the compelling 
power of world growth. 

Japan, the little, rose and defied Russia, the 
mighty. To-day triumphant she makes her boast 



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as the country of the greatest religious tolerance 
in the world and openly declares herself the 
teacher of the East in those laws and sciences 
which she, to quote one of her greatest states- 
man, has learned from the West to her everlast- 
ing advantage. 

As I write, Russia, the persecutor, is in the 
throes of revolution. Be the immediate outcome 
what it may, it is not too much to prophecy 
that persecuting tyranny is receiving its death 
blow. These are but a few of the signs of the 
times abroad. 

At home, the Church has experienced great 
revivals — is putting on new strength. Review- 
ing all this, will you not bear me out in saying 
that the first half of this great decade portends 
great things for the five years that remain. 

I speak to leaders. There is something in man 
God-like : something which calls out the love 
of God, something that leads him to trust us 
as fellow workers and ambassadors. He sees for 
us magnificent possibilities of leadership — and 
you are leaders. 

If what I have said is true, what is your duty 
— the duty of North Carolina Baptist women in 
the latter half of this great epoch? 

First, we owe a mighty duty to our State — 
to North Carolina. It is said that Georgia Bap- 
tists pay 52 per cent of the taxes of that com- 
monwealth. If ten years hence Georgia is mor- 
ally a worse State than it is to-day; if life, prop- 
erty, temperance, honesty in high places and 
low are less valued than to-day, will G^od hold — 
will you hold Georgia B'aptists blameless? 

The judgment you have pronounced upon your 
neighbors is to a large extent your own. We 
have come to a time when our State, in unison 



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with the whole South, is throbbing with new en- 
ergy. 

Our State Board of Missions is doing a grand 
work — meeting the changed conditions in a 
masterly manner — ^but no ten missionaries could 
meet the religious need of a town bounding for- 
ward in population as Greensboro and half a 
dozen others which might be mentioned. We 
women as part of God's Church, as two-thirds 
of the Baptists of the State, must as individ- 
uals give ourselves to the spiritual necessities of 
the hour. 

Temperance has made mighty strides in North 
Carolina. Women had much to do with its ad- 
vance. Women of God, hold on to what has 
been gained. Be vigilant, be constant — ^hold on 
to temperance. 

The Church of which I have said we are two- 
thirds, has mighty demands upon us. Last 
year in the Baptist State Convention, Mr. 
Livingstone Johnson, who knows the Baptists 
of the State as no other living man, claimed that 
the Woman's Missionary Societies were the great 
Missionary Agency in the Churches. This claim 
has since been made in periodical and in tract, 
and has not been denied. Leaders, see to it 
that we put no denial to it by indifference to 
our mighty opportunities. But if the church at 
large calls for our service in a far louder tone, 
the women of the church need our leadership. 

We report here to-day one-third of all given 
by the 174,000 white Baptists to Home, State 
and Foreign Mission. This one-fourth is given 
by 11,000 women. Li other words, one-seven- 
teenth of the church gives one-fourth of its mis- 
sion contributions. What, then, are the mighty, 
the untold possibilities for the evangelization of 



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the world which lie waiting for the fulfillment of 
our motto: A Missionary Society in ey.ei^ 
church, and every woman a member of it. 

Take it to heart. It lies near the heart of 
.Him who would save the world. . 

Of the women, no class needs , more to be led 
by us into a fuller realization of their mighty 
possibilities than our young women — the "drop- 
ped stitch" in missions. 

There is a forward movement among the young 
people of the church. Mission classes, Mission 
Institutes, Mission courses in connection with 
the Young Women's Christian Association. Our 
young women's societies are yet a handful. 
They need us for their larger, fuller life. The 
world needs them with their quick, warm, gen- 
erous impulses. How shall we win them? 

And last, the children need us. It is trite, 
very trite, to say the children of to-day are the 
church of to-morrow. Once, it seemed that the 
world stood on the verge of universal knowledge 
of Christ. The church proved untrue, and black- 
ness settled down for centuries. History will 
repeat itself — ^let me say it solemnly and slowly 
— unless we, the women of the church train the 
children for their high privileges and world re- 
sponsibilities. 

How shall the great needs I have enumerated 
be met? Study, study, study. "Study to show 
thyself approved" in a very literal sense. We 
csinnot offer to any the dead husks of half -re- 
membered, half-erroneous Missionary facts^ and 
win them. We must ourselves throb with the 
triumphs of our King — feel with Him, see with 
Him, rejoice with Him, in this new conquest. 
Read, work, pray — and again I urge you, read. 
It is too much to ask of any soul that it hdnbr 



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and fulfill itself, if need, by sacrifice, by being 
a living and conscious factor in the greatest 
movement of The Great Decade. 

Mrs. W. N. Jones, Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Central Committee presented her annual 
reports as follows : 

EEPORT OF the; WO^m^'S CENTEAL 
COMMITTEE OF MISSIOI^S FOR THE 
YEAE ENDIi^G NOVEiMBEQR 30, 1905. 

ALAOTIC ASSOCIATION".— Morehead City, 
$61.65; First Church, New Bern, $138.31; First 
Church, New Bern, Sun., $20.00; Swansboro, 
$29.65; Beaufort, $6.30; Davis, $20.00; Beaufort 
Sun., $1.60; Diavis Sun., $1.11; Woodville, $6.20. 
Total, $284.85. 

BEUAH.— Lea Bethel, $24.70; Yanceyville, 
$16.63; Association, 75 cents; Clement, $8.02; 
Blanche, $3.70; Lambeth Memorial, $2.21; Miss 
Hattie James, $10.00. Total, $66.01. 
$66.01. 

BRUNSWICK.— Antioch, $14.86 ; Antioch Sun, 
$2.25; Southport, $20.65; Mill Creek, $11.96; 
Long Branch, $15.25; Bethel, $6.77; Mill Creek 
Sun., 70 cents; Lebanon Sun., $2.31 ; Long Branck 
Sun., $1.56. Total, $76.31. 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN.— North Wilkesboro, 
$19.00; Wilkesboro, $15.00. Total, $3t.OO. 

BLADEN.— Galeed, $32.30; Bladen Union, $4. 
Total, $36.30. 

BUNCOMBE.— West Etid, Asheville, $9.53; 
West End, Asheville, Sun., $11.05; Cane Creek, 
$28.93; Cane Creek Sim., $5.31; Cane Creek, No. 
2, $9.95; Baever Dam, $28.00; Asheville, First 



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Church, $8S8.50; Antioeh Sun., $3.00; Holly 
Grove, $8.00; AsheviUe, First Church, Y. L. S., 
$10.00. Total, $952.27. 

CAPE FEAH AND COLUMBUS.— White ville 
Sun., $1.51; Whiteville, $52.10; Chadbourn Sun., 
m.l8; Chadbourn, $20.80; Smyrna, $2; Smyrna 
Sun., $10.30. Total, $113.89. 

CAROLINA.— Fruitland, $3.50; Henderson- 
ville, $5.00; Saluda, $5.25. Total, $13.75. 

CALBWELL,— Lenoir, $11.70. 

CATAWBA RIVER.— Morganton, $5.00. 

CEDAR CREEK.^Rockfish, $25.85; Hope 
MiHs, $42.50; Cedar Creek, $35.30; Hope Mills 
Sun., 65 cents; Cumberland Union, $6.50; Rockfish 
Sun., $1.05. Total, $111.85. 

CHOWAN.— Edenton, $127.75 ; Elizabeth City, 
$160.00; Sawyer's Creek, $80.57; Reynoldson, 
$23.88; Hertford, $38.94; Blackwell's Memorial, 
$13.65; Columbia, $17.85; Columbia Sun., $1.18; 
Warrick, $35.00; Hertford Sun., $2.07; Bethel, 
$5.00; Middle Swamp, $29.00. Total, $534.89. 

CENTRAL.— First Church, Raleigh, $463.62; 
Forestville Sun., $8.46; Wake Forest Y. L. S., 
$6ai7; Wake Forest Sun., $11.81; Wake Forest, 
$72.77; Youngsville, $8.00; Perry's Chapel Sun., 
$1.90; Perry's Chapel, $8.75; Oak Grove, $10.00; 
First Church, Raleigh, Y. L. S., $130.15 ; Youngs- 
ville, $4.00; Bethlehem, $10.80; Flat Rock, $106.00; 
First Church, Raleigh, Sun., $20.52; Roles- 
ville, $2.00; Mrs. Follett, $10.00-, Mt. Vernon, 
$5.40; First Church, Raleigh, 0. and E. Band, 
$11.00. Total, $954.35. , 

r EASTERN.— Mount Olive, $22.55; Clinton Y. 



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X. S., $17.27; Clinton, $50.64; Clinton Sun.y$8.43; 
KenansviUe, $20.00 ; Warsaw Sun., $2.69 ; Del way, 
$4.93; Johnston Sun., $12.60; Warsaw, $22.75; 
Magnolia, $12.18; Corinth, $2.80; Johnston's, 
$4.90; Lisbon, $3.80. Total, $185.54. 

. FLAT RIVER.— Oxford, $204.90 ; Oxford, Mag- 
gie Nutt Society, $5.00; Oxford, Girls' Society. 
$10.05; Virgilina, $32.20; Creedmoor, $7.30; 
Creedmoor Sun., $4.68; Mount Zion, $17.50; Rox- 
boro, $120.00; Mill Creek, $61.00; Island Creek, 
$6.50; Corinth, 80 cents; Knott's Grove, $3.00; 
Olive Branch, $1.30. Total, $474.23. 

. FRENCH BROAD.— Piney Mountain, $3.32; 
Marshall, $76.99 ; Mars Hill, $79.80 ; Forks of Ivey, 
$5.00; Mars Hill Sun., $4.36; Marshall Sun., $2.13; 
Mars Hill College, $2.92. Total, $174.52. 

GREEN RIVER.— Marion, $28.60; Rutherford- 
ton Sun., $10.90; Rutherfordton, $79.90; Pleasant 
Hill, $6.95; Montford's Cove, $17.32; Mt. Vernon, 
$58.09; Round Hill, $21.20; Mountain Creek, 
$4.17; Cherry Springs, $1.03; Mt. Vernon Sun., 
$3.84; Bethel, $1.75; Marion Sun., $2.75. Total, 
$236.50. 

HAYWOOD.— Waynesville, $78.15; Waynes- 
ville Sun., $2.00; Pleasant Hill, $97.70; Rock 
Spring, $5.00; Pleasant Hill Sun., $2.00 ; Pleasant 
Hill Helpers, $3.00. Total, $187.85. 

JOHNSTON COUNTY.— Mt. Moriah, $16.60; 
Clayton Junior Union, $30.00; Clayton, $193.85; 
Clyde's Chapel, $5.96 ; Smithfield, $41.00 ; Benson, 
. $9.6,5; Smithfield Sun., $8.00. Total, $305.06. 

KINGS MOUNTAIN.— New Bethel, $6.50; 
- Shelby, $36.20; Boiling Springs, $22.60; Cherry- 
ville, $18.35; Kings Mountain, $28.64; Cherryville 
Sun., $2.15. Total, $114.44. 



LITTLE EIVER.— New Hill, $20.00; Dunn, 
$4.00. Total, $24.00. 

LIBERTY.— Thomasville Sun., $7.25; Thomas- 
ville, $117.71; Thomasville Orphanage, $39.62 ; 
Lexington, $31.60; Lexington Sun., $2.50. Total, 
$198.68. 

MECKLENBUHG and CABAEE.US.— Ninth 
Avenue, Charotte, $22.15; Pritchard Memorial, 
Charlotte, $98.03 ; Mrs. L. D. Price, $2.00 ; Tryon 
Street, Charlotte, Sun., $60.60; Tryon Street, 
Charlotte, W. M. S., $464.50; Tryon Street, Char- 
lotte, Yates Society, $399.25; Cornelius, $5.00; 
Friendship, $7.10. Total, $1,058.63. 

MITCHELL COUNTY.— Bear Creek, $30.75; 
Silver's Chapel, $12.99; Eoan Mountain, $9.50; 
Cane Creek, $13.00; Mrs. Lucretia Young, $102.00; 
Lilly Branch, $9.31; Silver^s Chapel Sun., $1.00; 
Bear Creek Sun., $1.15. Total, $179.70. 

MONTGOMEEY.— WadesviUe, $7.75; Star, . 
$13.20; Troy, $3.20. Total, $24.15. 

MOUNT ZION.— East Durham, $50.00; Bur- 
lington, $1.98; Berea, $1.25; Association, $25.00; 
Antioch, $16.00; Merry O'aks, $2.73; West Dur- 
ham Sun., $6.27; Chapel Hill, $9.25; Bethesda, 
$1.00; Eoberson's Grove, $7.89; Eoberson's Grove 
Sun., 41 cents; Edgemont Sun., $24.16; West Dur- 
ham, $60.00; Graham, $17.75; Graham Sun., $7.45 ; 
Association, 25 cents; Durham Second Church, 
$128.48 ; Mount Gilead, $14.98 ; ■ Durham First 
Church (W. M. S. and Ernest Workers Societies), 
$1,108.08 ; Durham, ■ First Church, Sun., $51.08 ; 
Cane Creek, $2.60; Eed Mountain, $31;83; Eed 
Mountain Sun.,. $4.54 ; , West'< Chapel Hill, $10,8^.;: 
Hillsboro, $10.00 ; Swepsonville, $20.05 ; Edgemont\ 
$31.45; Bethel, $14.45; Lystra, $.13.81; Olive's 



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Chapel, $91.31; Mount Carmel, $5.35; Mount 
Pisgah, $83.20; Durham, Second Church, Sun., 
$13.85; Cedar Fork, $68.60; Olive Branch, $2.91; 
Bynum, $19.60; Bells, $6.40; Bethel Sun., $1.49. 
Total, $1,916.27. 

NEW FOIim).— New Found, $1.20; Caney 
Fork, $1.00. Total, $2.20. 

NEUSE.— Sandy Bottom, $6.50; Tabernacle, 
New Bern, $97.51; Ooldsboro, First Church, Sun., 
$19.05; Geldsboro, First Church, $189.20; Kin- 
ston, $338.06; Kinston, Y. L, S., $1.50; Fort Barn- 
well, $24.50; Fort Barnwell Sun., $8.00; Pollocks- 
ville, $18.77; Seven Springs Sun., $6.50; Antioch, 
$34.85; Ayden, $10.00; Spring Garden, $6.50; 
Mount Nelson, $2.00; Snow Hill, $1.87; Taber- 
nacle, New Bern, Sun., $2.00; Kinston, Sun., 
$4.00. Total, $770.81. 

PIEDMONT.— Greensboro Y. L. S., $176.60; 
Greensboro Sun., $13.25; Greensboro, $266.45; 
High Point, $66.00; Eeidsville, $80.60; High Point 
Sun., $2.50; Walnut Street, Greensboro, $5.50. To- 
tal, $610.90. 

PEE DEE.— Lilesville, $8.00; Lilesville Sun., 
$1.16; Koberdel, $42.54; Spring Hill, $72.95; Rock- 
ingham Sun., $5.50; Gum Springs, $3.66; Laurin- 
bur^, $94.45; Ansonville, $1.65; Polkton, $18.45; 
Lee Holland Sun., $17.34; Steel's MiU, $9.00; 
Wadesboro, $139.20; Wadesboro Sun., $3.00; Liles- 
ville Y. R S., $1.35; E-ockingham, $4.00; Brown 
Creek, $5.60. Total, $427.85. 

PILOT MOUNTAIN.— Mount Airy, $41.95; 
Salem Mission Sun., $9.50; First Church, Win- 
^ ston, $316,86; Madifoa, $15.25; Deep Springs Sun., 
$1.00; Deep Springs, $7.40; Leaksville Sun., 



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$78.65; First Church, Wmston, Sun., $49,50.; Mt. 
Airy Sun., $12.03; Leaksville Sun., $21.70; Lewis- 
Yille, $8.40; Winston-Salem, South Side, $5.00; 
Winston-Salem, Broad Street, $28.90; Winston- 
Salem, Broad Street, Sun., $3.00 ; Wins ton- Salem, 
South Side, Sun., 50 cents; Madison Sun., $5.60; 
Kernersville, 80 cents. Total, $606.04. 

EALEIGH.— Gary, $43.01; Fayetteville Street, 
Raleigh, $20.85; Ap€x, $90.35; Holly Springs, 
$29.80; Swift Creek, $3.75; Tabernacle Raleigh, 
$272.00; Garner, $11.25; Lee's Chapel, $5.22; 
Green Level, $44.00; Cary Y. L. S., $9.40; Apex 
Sun., $2.65; Central Church, Wakefield, $3.48; 
Gary Sun., $2.00. Total, $537.76. 

ROBESON.— Big Branch, $37.00; Fair Bluff, 
$3.77; Parkton, $15.15; Ashpole Sun., $31.04; Ash- 
pole Sun., $119.70; Pleasant Hill, $21.30; Long 
Branch Sun., $3.45 ; Long Branch, $11.55 ; Lumber- 
ton, No. 2, $41.11; Lumberton Y. L. S., $52.15; 
Saddle Tree, $26.75; Pleasant Grove, $16.89; 
Lumberton, $228.37 ; Lumberton Sun., $22.75 ; Gib- 
son, $7.00; Ashpole, No. 2, $4.10; Maxton Sun.. 
$13.67; Raft Swamp, $36.35; Red Springs, $24.05; 
East Lumberton Sun., $14.52; Maxton, $30.50; 
Back Swamp Sun., 66 cents; Bear Swamp, $1.50; 
Lumber Bridge Sun., $4.60; Lumber Bridge, 
$48.26; Back Swamp, $34.20; Pleasant Hope, $6.70. 
Total, $857.09. 

SANDY CREEK.— Siler City, $39.15; Cam- 
eron, $64.85; Cameron Sun,, $6,92; Pittsboro, 
$4-6.55; Carthage, $58.95; Carthage Sun., $23,57; 
Aberdeen, $41.45; Pittsboro Sun., $3.75; Sanford, 
$17 J6; Bethany, $5.50; Jonesboro, $20.00; Gulf, 
$3.75; Forest City, $15.00; Sanford Snn., $6.00; 
GaTlii^e W, W., $2,87. Total, $355,17. 



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SAOTDY RUN.— Bethel, $16.90; Caroleen, $20.- 
66; Henrietta, $32.59; Garoleen Y. L. S., $2.00; 
Garoleen Sun., 98 cents. Total, $73.13. 

SOUTH EO'RK.— Olivet, $18.15; Gastonia Sun., 
$65.40; Hickory, $127.35; Hickory Sun., $18.22; 
GJastonia, $250.78; Maiden, $15.00; Hickory Y. L. 
S., $1.10. Total, $496.00. 

SOUTH RIVER.— Spring Branch Sun., 18 
cents; Salem Sun., $13.02; Salem, $55.94; Sprmg 
Branch, $45.90; Glement, $8.28; White Oak, $25; 
Goncord, $4.50; Fayetteville, $144.57; Fayetteville 
Sun., $28.10; Antioch, $12.50; Judson, $2.00; 
Autryville, $4.75. Total, $344.74. 

. STANXY.— Albemarle, $62.70; Kendall's, $3.90; 
Locust, $5.90. Total, $72.50. . 

SURRY.— Elkin, 10.00. 

SOUTH YADKIN.— Mocksville Sun., $10.00; 
Mocksville, $25.76; Statesville, First Ghurch, 
$198.01 ; Spencer, $7.56 ; Mooresville, $12.00 ; Salis- 
bury, $87.15; Western Avenue, Statesville, $3.10; 
Western Avenue, Statesville, Sun., $1.53; Salis- 
bury, Chestnut Hill, $12.00; Statesville Junior 
Union, $11.50; Statesville Sun., $5.85; Salisbury 
Y. L. S., $5.39; Gleveland, $1.50; Gooleemee, 
$5.07; Jerusalem, $1.85; Association, $20.40. To- 
tal, $408.67. 

TAR RIVER.— Rocky Mount Sun., $5.00; 
Hamilton; $5.00; Stony Greek, $17.40; Rosemary, 
$2:50'; Warren Plains, $10.15; Roanoke Rapids,' 
$8.00; "Sandy Greek, $12.00; Hickory, $6.28; Scot^^ 
land Neck Sun., $58.25; Poplar Springs, $28.62; 
Greenville, $207.85; Weldon, $115.76; Scotland 
Neck^L; S. G., $23.30; Scotland Neck, $275.01;^ 
Rocky Mount Y. L. S., $2.00; Wilson, $102.80;^ 



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Elm City, $9.10'; Tarboro, $19.50; Henderson Sun., 
$6.35; Tarboro Sun., $6.87; Tarboro Y. L. S., 
$8.97; Columbia, $12.78; Elm City Sun., $7.35; 
Oak Level, $6.99; Washington, $75.82; Louisburg 
Sun., $10.35; Weldon Sun., $6.70; Mount Zion, 
$7.65; Eocky Mount, $95.63; Henderson, $135.54; 
Wa-rrenton, $156.75; Corinth, $3.90; Louisburg, 
$32.00; Littleton, $84.06; Pleasant Grove, $1.45; 
i^rorth Rocky Mount, $25.50; Washington Sun., 
$4.86; N"ashville, $6.20; Island Creek, $3.60. To- 
tal, $1,607.84. 

UNION.— Marshville, $52.30; Marshville Sun., 
50 cents; Waxhaw Sun., $1.00; Monroe, $174.43; 
Wingate, $5.40; Monroe Sun., $4.16. Total, 
f237.79. 

WILMINGTON.— Wilmington, First Church, 
$287.99; Wihnington Y. L. S., $36.56; Wilming- 
ton, Southside, $22.00 ; Brooklyn Sun., $2.00. To- 
tal, $348.55. 

WEST CHOWAN.— Sandy Run Sun., 64 cents ; 
Siloam, $3.00; Meherrin Sun., $3.50; Sandy Rim, 
$3.00 ; Pleasant Grove, $3.05 ; Severn, $14.55 ; Sea- 
board, $17.50; Ahoskie Sun., $4.00; Hebron, $97.75; 
'Chowan, $118.45; Chowan Sun., $6.15; Mt. Tabor, 
$81.75; Mt. Carmel, $18.00; Buckhorn, $131.31; 
Ahoskie, $36.70; Holly Grove School-House, $32.- 
08; Cashie, $70.00; Lawrence Cross Roads, $12.50; 
Murfreesboro Sun., $12.31; Elam, $19.30; Hebron 
Sun., $3.91; Rich Square, $16.05; Woodland, 
$70.95; Woodland Sun., $4.55; Holly Grove, $10.20; 
Cashie Sun., $10.82; Aulander, $35.00; Aulander 
Sun., $6.68; Roanoke Sun., .52; Roanoke, $2.41; 
Oak Grove, $4.88 ; Jackson, $11.05 ; Bethany, $6.31 ; 
Republican, $10.20; Potecasi, $39.84; Union, $12; 
Galatia, $50.07; Robert's Chapel, $8.53; Mar- 



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garettsville, $6.52; Creeksville, $15.00; Murfrees- 
boro C. B. F. Institute, $28.65 Pine Grove, $1.65; 
Mrs. Kate Griffin, $2.00; Eich Square Sun., $12.00; 
Association, $8.50. Total, $1,066.83. 

YANCEY.— Burnsville, $3.80. 

NO ASSOCIATION.— Blanche, $2.38; Miss C. 
C. Lilly, $2.50; Fallston, $1.00; Kendalls, $1.75; 
Maple Springs, $13.77. Total, $21.40. 



Grand total all Associations $17,158.49 

Of tlie above amount the Sunbeam Societies 
contributed — 

To Foreign Missions „ $524.83 

To Christmas Offering 97.83 

Total Foreign Missions 622.66 

To Home Missions $147.09 

To Self-Denial Offering 38.30 

To Home Mission Boxes 78.33 

Total Home Missions 263.72 

To State Missions $215.16 

To Expense Fund 1.00 

Total to Foreign, Home and State 

Missions 1,102.54 

Grand total 17,158.49 

Appropriated as follows: 

To Foreign Missions $4,523.28 

To Christmas Offering 1,024.51 

To Yates College 40.08 

Total Foreign Missions 5,587.87 



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To Home Missions $1,976.59 

To Self-Denial Offering 1,093.53 

To Home Mission Boxes ... 5,240.88 



Total Home Missions 8,311.00 

To State Missions $3,092.61 

To Expense Fund 167.01 



Total to Foreign, Home and State 

Missions . .17,158.49 



Respectfully submitted, 

MISS F. E. S. HECK, President. 
* MES. WESLEY N. JONES, Sec. and Treas. 

- The following committees were appointed: 

Foreign Missions. — Chairman, Mrs. L. N. Chap- 
pell; Mrs. John C. Gorman; Mrs. T. M. Gardener, 
Mrs. C. W. Harrell, Mrs. R. B. Carrington, Mrs. 
G. T. Watkins, Mrs. C. H. Griffin, Mrs. P. S. 
Parsons, Mrs. C. M. V. FoUett, Mrs. W. C. Tyree. 

Home Missions. — Chairman, Mrs. E. S. K. Proc- 
tor, Mrs. O. L. Stringfield, Miss Martha Tullinger 
Miss Bculah Bowden, Mrs. R.. L. Gray, Miss An- 
nie Biggs, Mrs. C. M. Gorman, Mrs. A. L. Houser, 
Mrs. W. H. Penny, Miss Janie Bivens, Miss Flor- 
ence Ransom, Mrs. R. L. Moore. 

State Missions.— Chairman, Mrs. H. Montague, 
Mrs. Mary Morrow, Mrs. L^cretia Young, Mrs. 
A. W. Green, Miss Carrie Booker, Mrs. Thos. J. 
Latham, Mrs. Harvey Church. 

After closing devotional exercises the meeting 
adjourned at 12 to give time for delegates to pre- 
pare for the previously arranged visit to Wake 
Forest College. 



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SECOND SESSION. 

Mrs. T. B. Henry, Wadesboro, read the 96th 
Psalm. 

Miss Margaret Shields, of Scotland Neck, led 
in prayer. 

Minutes of previous meeting- read and ap- 
proved. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Band Superinten- 
dent, reported for the children's work for the 
yaer. 

In closing her report Miss Briggs presented 
the following interesting list and statement: 

SUNBEAM HONOR EOLL EOR 1905. 
Oold Star Bands. 

The following Sunbeam Bands have reported 
for Missions each Quarter during 1905: 

First Church, New Bern; Antioch (Bruns- 
wick Association) ; Cane Creek (Buncombe As- 
sociation) ; Chadbourn, Clinton, Johnston's, For- 
estville, Wake Forest, Lilesville, Salem Mission, 
Ashepole, Carthage, Statesville Junior Union, 
Statesville, Scotland Neck, Butherfordton, Clay- 
ton Junior Union; Tryon Sitreet, Charlotte; 
Edgemont; First Church, Durham; Red Moun- 
tain; First Church, (roldsboro; Grreensboro, 
Lumberton, Salemburg, Fayetteville, Mocksville, 
Louisburg, Murf reesboro, Hebron. 

Silver Star Bands. 

The following Sunbeam Biands have reported 
for Missions three Quarters during 1905. 

Smyrna, Youngville Creedmore, Thomasville, 
First Church, Winston; Maxton, Cameron, Pitts- 
boro, Weldon, Woodland; Second Church, Dur- 



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ham; tee Holland Society, Spring Hill; Mount 
Airy, Leesville, Gastonia, Hickory, Tarboro, Elm 
Gity, Chowan. 

Blue Star Bands. 

The followin Sunbeam Bands have reported 
for Missions, two Quarters during 1905: 

Beaufort, Whiteville, Plerry^k Ghaplel; FErst^ 
Church, Raleigh ; Graham, Seven Springs, Madi- 
son, Long Branch, Caroleen; Western Ave., 
Statesville; Ahoskie (Sandy Eun) ; Rich Square, 
Mars Hill, Marshall, Waynesville, West Durham, 
Bethel, High Point, Apex, East Lumberton, Back 
Swamp, Lumber Bridge, Aulander, Cashie. 

Red Star Bands. 

The following Sunbeam Bands have reported 
for Missions for one Quarter during 1905: 

First Church, Raleigh, O. and E. Bands; Davis, 
Mill Creek, Lebanon, Long Branch; West End, 
AsheviUe; Warsaw, Mount Vernon, Smithfield, 
Cherryville, Roberson's Cove, Kinston, Rocking- 
ham; Broad St., Winston; Southside, Winston; 
Spring Branch, Henderson, Washington, Monroe, 
Sandy Run, Meherren, Antioch (Buncombe Asso- 
ciation), Hope Mills, Rockfish, Columbia, Hert- 
fbrd, Marion, Plaesant Hill, Lexington, Silver's 
Chapel, Bear Creek, Wadesboro, Goldsboro Girls' 
B^nd, Deep Springs, Cary, Sanford^ Rocky 
Mount, Marshville, Waxhaw, Brooklyn, Roanoke. 
Comparison, of Reports. 



1903. 1904. 1905. 



Number Gold Star Bands. . . , 


, 14 


21 


30 


Kumber Silver Star Bandsi. . . 


.. 20 


17 


1,9 




, . 22 


33 


24 


Number Red Star Bands 


38 


36 


41 


Number Bands Reporting. . . . 


, . 94 


107 


114 



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Total amounts reported: 1903, $878.06; 1904, 
$1,067.32; 1905; 1,102.54. 

Mrs. E. K. Proctor reported for the Co mm ittee 
on Home Missions as follows: 

In view of the great work before us in Home 
Missions and the steady increase in our gifts to 
this object, your Committee would recommend 
that the North Carolina Societies take for their 
aim this year, giving $10,000.00 to Home Mis- 
sions, half of the said amount to be in money and 
half in boxes." 

Pending the discussion of the report. Dr. Dar- 
gan, of the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary, was introduced and spoke on the work and 
need for the Home for the Louisville Missionary 
Training School for Young Women. 

The discussion of the recommendation of the 
Committee on Home Missions was resumed and 
spoken to by Miss Marie Buhlmair, for twelve 
years missionary to the immigrants landing in 
Baltimore. Miss Buhlmair spoke of the For- 
eigner Within Our Gates, and the need for the 
^J'ichenor Memorial Church Building Fund to 
plant churches among the foreign and frontier 
population. 

Rev. A. E. Brown, of Asheville, Home Board 
Secretary for Mountain Work, spoke of the need 
of an emergency fund, to enable them to secure, 
save or build in connection with the mountain 
schools as emergency demanded. He laid before 
the body as food for thought the advisability 
of forming in the South an emergency list of 
10,000 Baptist women who would be willing to be 
called on once a year, as occasion arose, for one 
dollar to meet such emergency. 

Miss F. M. Sullinger, of Fruitland Institute, 
Henderson County, told of the struggles and 



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needs of the Associational Schools in Western 
North Carolina, illustrating their needs by her 
knowledge of the work in Fruitland Institute. 

Miss Beulah Bowden spoke of Mars Hill, the 
oldest Associational School in Western North 
Carolina. 

On motion of Mrs. W. N. Jones, of Raleigh, 
all members from Women's Missionary Societies 
outside of Raleigh in attendance on this meeting 
were invited to vote on the pending and all other 
questions to come before the session. 

Recommendations of the Committee on Home 
Missions, after further discussion, were unani- 
iQOusly adopted by a rising vote. The following 
committees were appointed: 

Apportionment. — Chairman, Mrs. Ashley 
House, Clayton, Vice-President of the Johnson 
County Association, together with the twenty- 
two Vice-Presidents in attendance on this session 
of the Annual Meeting. 

Time and Place. — Mrs. C. H. Norton, Chair- 
man, Durham; Mrs. C. A. Covington, Wadesboro ; 
Mrs. C. A. Jenkins, Statesville; Mrs. F. Furarer- 
son, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Juliet Duify, New Bern; 
Mrs. Azor Schell, Greensboro; Mrs. D. Rich, 
Salem; Mrs. W. T. Jones, Morehead City; Mrs. 
A. C. Liverman, Scotland Neck; Mrs. C. Cooper, 
Henderson; Mrs. W. N. Jones, Raleigh; Mrs. L. 
L. Jenkins, Gastonia; Mrs. Alden Plowell, 
Waynesville. 

Margaret Home for Missionaries' Children. — 
Mrs. G. T. Lumpkin, Chairman; Mrs. J. M. Ar- 
nett, Mrs. Charles Meserve, Mrs. W. T. Olive, 
Mrs. J. W. Wildman, Mrs. Harvey Church, Mrs. 
C. S. Cashwell, Miss Laura Pendergraph. 

Louisville Training Schools. — Mrs. H. H. Mash- 
burn, Mrs. A. B. Hunter, Mrs. Trim White, Mrs. 



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I.. M. Curtis, Mrs. John K. Hawkins, Mrs. A. W. 
Green, Mrs. Walter Clark, Mrs. Joe Weathersv 
Mrs. Pattie Jordan, Mrs. F. W. Ashcraft, Miss 
Mary Lockett, Miss Maude Burke. 

Sunbeams. — Mrs. W. H. Riddick, Chairman; 
Mts. Archibald Johnson, Miss Mary Watson, Mrs. 
W, A. Adams, Mrs. C. S. Eoyal, Mis& Emma 
¥/elch. Miss Lizzie Briggs, Miss Willie Hunter, 
Miss Jennie Bivins, Miss Brownie Park-er, Mis»^ 
Addie Waitt. 

Young Ladies' Work. — ^Miss Mary Applewhite, 
Chairman; Miss I^ena Spain, Miss Mary Taylor, 
Miss Hattie Siler, Miss Minnie Ward, Miss Liz- 
zie W. Elliot, Miss Elizabeth Watkins, Miss Belle 
Tyner, Miss Margaret Shields, Miss Susan Clark, 
Miss Annie L. Smith, Miss Flora A. Neal. 

Motto, — Mrs. Ealph L. Tyson, Chairman; Mrs. 
J. E. Britt, Mrs. D. H. Green, Mrs. W. H. Wilson, 
Mrs. Nora G. Webb, Miss E.va Watson, Mrs. E. 
S. Turlington, Mrs. H. V. Booker. 

Obituaries.^ — Mrs. Mary Hudgins, Chairman; 
Mrs. J. P. McNeill, Mrs. A. T. Yates, Mrs. Mattie 
Jennings, Mrs. J. S. Leonard, Miss Bertie Har-^ 
roll, Mrs. T. Johnson. 

Resolutions. — Mrs. W. J. Matthews, Chairman; 
Mrs. C. W. Mitchell, Mrs. W. H. Whitehead, Mrs. 
J. L. Leonard, Miss Lenora Morris. 

Mrs. C. M. Y. Follett, Durham, General Or- 
ganizer of the Central Committee, under title of 
Missionary Journeys, reported her work as fol- 
lows : 



REPORT OF SOCIETIES ORGANIZED. 



Woman's Missionary Societies . 

Sunbeams 

Young Ladies' Missionary Clubs 



97 
48 



Total 



93 



To average ten in each W. M. and Y. L. $4.40 

M. e. . 5.76 

To average twelve in each Sunbeam Society 5.76 



$10.16 

One thousand say brought in these Societies^ 
which train educationally and spiritually in Mis- 
sionSi 

Miles^ traveled, about. 1,600; tracts distributed, 
about l,OO0i 

My work as Greneral Oirganizer opened in the 
Eastern part of North Carolina. First, the At- 
lantic ^AssociatioTL — from there to the N^eujse. 
Also in passing throug the Wilmington Associa- 
tion I organized two Societies. (At Jacksonville, 
the County seat of Onslow,, where we have Bap- 
tists few in number, but intelligent and kind.) 

During the- Summer I worked in the Western 
part of the State, in the French B'road, New 
French, Mitchell and Green Eiver Associations. 

In summing up this tour as General Organizer 
for the Woman's Missionary Union, I can truly 
say I am an optimist hereafter; for the leaven 
of the Kingdom is working in the hearts of 
our Christian women. They are anxious to have 
these organizations in the churches. They are 
seeing the importance of them, as are also the 
pas^tors-, who are coming to view it as a great 
spiritual and eduGation influence in the churches 
for miss-ion work. 

They no longer think the paying of dues is the 
beginning and end of Woman's Missionary So- 
cieties. But "the Missionary Literature is im- 
portant as- an education, influence. It is first 
the knowing, then the feeling, then the doing. 
The basis of educatioTi is facts." . 



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"In all education woman is God's ordained 
pioneer." Surely " this is the finger of God," 
when Christian women are organized to held ad- 
vance the Kingdom of God in the earth. 

Rev. L. Johnson brought greetings from the 
Convention and reported great and. stirring mis- 
sionary scenes which had taken place in that 
body. 

The Vice-Presidents in attendance were asked 
to come forward. With aid of a map prepared by 
Rev. Livingston Johnson showing location of each 
Association, church and missionary in North 
Carolina, Miss Heck pointed out the Associations 
from east to west, the following Vice-Presidents 
being introduced in geographical order and re- 
sponding with a few well-chosen words. 

Neuse. — Mrs. H. L. Grant, Goldsboro. 

Robeson. — Mrs. H. T. Pope, Lumberton. 

South River. — ^Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salemburg- 
Fayetteville. 

Pee Dee. — Mrs. T. B. Henry, Wadesboro. 

Sandy Creek. — ^Mrs, G. J. Dowell, Carthage. 

Johnson. — Mrs. Ashley Home, Clayton. 

Raleigh. — Mrs. E. L. Middleton, Cary. 

Central. — Mrs. R. L. Conyers, Franklinton. 

Tar River. — Miss Margaret Shields, Scotland 
Neck. 

Plat River.— Mrs. C. D. Ray, Oxford. 

Mount Zion. — ^Mrs. Charles Haywood, Durham. 

Piedmont. — Mrs. J. 0. Murchison, Greensboro. 

Pilot Mountain. — Mrs. A. L. Betts, Winston. 

Kings Mountain. — 'Mrs. T. J. Ramseur, Cleve- 
land Mills. 

Beulah. — Mrs. Mattie Jennings, Beulah. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. — Mrs. C. D'. Price, 
Charlotte. 

South Yadkin. — Mrs. Delia Burke, Statesville. 



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' Buncombe.— Miss E. A. Draughan, Asheville. 
. Haywood.-^Mrs. B. F. Hill, Clyde. 

Mitchell County. — Mrs. Lucretia Young, Led- 
ger. 

French Broad.— Mrs. Mary Hudgins, Marshall. 
' The synopsis of the year's work of the Associa- 
tional Yice-Presidents was presented as follows: 

SYNOPSIS OF EEPOKTS OF ASSOCIA- 
TIO^AL YICE-PRESIDENTS. 

There are in ISTorth Carolina fifty-nine Associa- 
tions of Baptist churches varying in size from 
Alleghany-Grayson with eleven churches to Tar 
River with eighty-seven. The Woman's Central 
Committee of Missions long ago realized that 
great advantages would accrue to Woman's Mis- 
sion endeavor if they might have the aid of a wise, 
patient, persistent Yice-President in each Asso- 
ciation. To make the office effective takes time 
and effort. Therefore the task of finding those so 
situated as to fill this important office is a diffi- 
cult one. The number of Yice-Presidents has 
grown slowly, there being yet only thirty-three 
of these four offices, leaving twenty-six Associa- 
tions unprovided for. 

. In every case where the office has been faith- 
fully and uninterruptedly filled for five or more 
years the effect in the increase of Societies and 
contributions has been marked. Some of the of- 
ficers, the synopsis of whose Annual Reports are 
given below, have filled the offices untiringly since 
its beginning; others follow faithful officers, and 
yet others have been recently appointed to Associ- 
ations as yet almost untouched by Woman's Mis- 
sion Work. In submitting this synopsis the Cen- 
tral Committee wishes most gratefully to acknowl- 



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edge its indebtedness to these officers for much of 
the present advance of missionary interest- among 
the Baptist Women of North Carolina. 

ATLANTIC— Vice-President, Mrs. G. B. Paul, 
Davis. Churches, 22. Societies : Woman's, Young 
Women's and Children, 20. Society, njember.sljjp^ 
560. 

Hrs. Davis has been Vice-President for only 
two months. She found. Association iii.fiiie condi- 
tion, Mrs. C. M. V. Folliett', General Organizer, 
having begun her work in. tliis Association, and 
succeeded in organizing a. number: of Societies, 

BEULAH.— Mrs. Mattie Jennings-,, Blanche. 
Churches, 11. Societies, 10. Membership, 83. 

Mrs. Jennings has been newly-appointed ag 
Vice-President, succeeding:: Miss Hattie James^, 
whose lamented death left the office vacant. 

BUNCOMBE.-^Miss E. A. Draughan, Asheville. 
Churches, 37. Societies, 13; Membership, 215. 

"As I review the work: of the year, I humbly 
write 'failure' across most of my plans and ef- 
forts. Nearly all my efforts to visit the Societies 
failed. The letters that I have received from the 
Societies are hopeful and promise to do better 
work another year. We are confident there is 
growth and- more interest in missions in. the Asso- 
ciation. We held a meeting with the women at the 
Association under many difficulties, but there 
were a number of ladies that were very much in- 
terested in the work and we- trust- there was good 
done. 

"Interest in missions^ among* the young people 
is increasing; The Y. W. M. S., First Church 
Asheville, was organized by Dr. Lunsford, and it 
is doing good work und:eF the- l^acfership of Mrs. 
Lunsford. 



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"We have laid special emphasis on Home Mis- 
sions for another year, and we hope there will be 
advance along that line. Our great need is conse- 
crated leaders." 

BEUSHY MOUNTAIN.— Mrs. James McNeill, 
Wilkesboro. Churches, 21. Societies, 3. Mem- 
bers, 48. 

"Most of the money for Foreign Missions from 
this Association is given to the support of Eev. 
T. X. Blalock, of China, who does not work under 
the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention, but is dependent on the contribu- 
tions of the Association for support. There is, 
therefore, little organized work among the women 
of the Association. I think the Societies of this 
Association will give $50.00 to Home, State and 
Foreign Missions next year, and trust several new 
Societies will be organized, thus increasing this 
sum." 

BRUN'SWICK.— Mrs. David Ward, Suburb. 
Churches, 22. Societies, 12. Members, 173. 

"The outlook is fairly good. While we have not 
reached the aims we planned for, we have 
made some progress. The greatest need in the 
field is more earnest, consecrated workers. We 
are looking forward to greater results in the com- 
ing year." 

CEDAR CREEK.— Mrs. C. D. Rogers, Hope 
Mills. Churches, 16. Societies, 8. Members, 153. 

CENTRAL.— Mrs. R. J. Conyers, Youngsville. 
Churches, 30. Societies, 24. Members', 550. 

"So far as I know, and I think I know them all, 
there is not a church in our Association that has 
not had a Society organized, if the church was 
strong enough. I have organized Societies at 



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Bethlehem, Bethany, Hopkins, New Bethel, Wood- 
land and Oak Grove in the Central and five Socie- 
ties in the Tar River. You remember one was 
partially organized at Brassfields. Mt. Vernon 
had one. The following Societies in the following 
churches are in good working order: Raleigh, 
Wake Forest, Youngsville, Wakefield, Flat Rock, 
Perry's, Bethany, Bethlehem and Oak Grove. I 
am not sure about the others." 

EASTERN.— Mrs. Florence Hubbard Stewart, 
Clinton. Churches, 32. Societies, 16. Member&, 
800. 

"We labor under the disadvantage of having 
only seven or eight churches in small towns, while 
the others have widely-scattered congregations. 
At present our outlook is not bright. I have writ' 
ten to all the Societies regularly each quarter. 
Illness prevented my attendance in the Associa- 
tion, but a Ladies' Meeting was held. The Clinton 
Woman's Missionary Society and Young Ladies' 
Society have united in packing a box." 

FLAT RIVER.— Mrs. C. D. Ray, Oxford. 
Churches, 34. Societies, 19. Members, 280. 

Mrs. Ray was chosen by her Association to fill 
the ofiice of Vice-President which had been vacant 
for several years. She has begun a vigorous cam- 
paign, the results of which will doubtless be seen 
next year. 

FRENCH BROAD.— Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, 
Marshall. Churches, 32. Societies, 17. Mem- 
bers, 308. 

Mrs. Hudgins became Vice-President in Au- 
gust. Mrs. Follett visited this Association during 
the summer, a number of societies result- 
ing. The older and leading Societies are 



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Marshall and Mars Hill. These have not failed to 
report each quarter. Mars Hill has given this 
year $89.54 in money and sent a box valued at 
$32.00, a fine showing for so small a town. In 
the new church at Marshall a beautiful room 
for the Woman's Missionary Society room has 
been built in memory of Mrs. Wood. 

GREEN EIVEE.— Mrs. J. A. Grayson, Ruther- 
fordton. Churches, 42. Societies, 34. Members, 
531. 

"It is with pleasure that I report the bright 
prospects in our Association. Most of our Socie- 
ties are holding faithfully on to the work. I 
sometimes think the test of our earnestness comes 
when the first enthusiasm has worn off and wc 
settle down to steady work. 

"About thirty new Societies have been organ- 
ized during the year. 

"Mrs. C. M,. V. Follett spent a month 
with us, and her coming was a great blessing. It 
was through her labors the large number of Socie- 
ties were organized.. Her visits to the Societies 
already in existence were very helpful and we are 
all encouraged to go forward. 

"Our annual meeting was well attended, 
every active Society either sending a delegate or 
letter 

"More of our people are taking 'Foreign Mis- 
sion Journal' and 'Home Field,' and we know that 
as they are better informed they will be better 
workers. 

"I feel, still, that we are only in the seed-sow- 
ing stage, and whether we see the larger harvests 
that are sure to come, we rejoice over the sheaves 
we are occasionally allowed to gather." 



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HAYWOOD.— Mrs. B. F. Hill, Clyde. Churches, 
22. Societies, 4. Members, 51. 

"Our Associational Meeting was a good one. 
Waynesville and Clyde have both packed boxes. 
We are making some progress, but our work is 
far short of what it should be. 

JOHNSTON.— Mts. Ashley Home, Clayton. 
Churches, 30. Societies, 10. Members, .233. 

Johnston is a new Association, remarkable in 
that its constitution includes a Woman's Mission- 
ary Society clause, thus in the very beginning 
recognizing the important part these organiza- 
tions would play in its missionary life. Mrs. 
Home writes: 

"While the M^ission Work in Johnston County 
Association for the past year has not been what 
we desired in the Master's name, and while we 
have shown progress by very few distinctive re- 
sults, still we are justified in saying that we have 
a genuine awakening of interest in the work of 
missions, and the field now stands ready for or- 
ganized work. 

"At our last .Associational Meeting we had re- 
ports from eleven Societies, or three more than 
last year. There has been no special effort to 
push the organization of new Societies, believing 
it wiser to have fewer Societies built on an abid- 
ing interest in the work, than that any should 
fail, being founded on spasmodic enthusiasm. 

"Our outlook foT the coming year is most en- 
couraging. There is well founded prospect for 
the formation of five new Woman's Societies, in 
the early part of the year, and possibly as many 
Sunbeams and Young Ladies' Societies. Our aim 
for the year exceeds the amount contributed last 
year by one-third." 



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KINGS MOUNTAIN.— Mrs. T. J. Eamseur. 
Cleveland Mills. ChuTches, 37. Societies, 12. 
Members, 167. 

"I have requested the pastors to send me the 
names and addresses of one or two ladies in each 
of their churches most interested in mission work. 
A few have responded. To these ladies I have sent 
sample copies of the Foreign Mission Journal 
and the Home Tield; also tried to show them the 
importance of organizing for prayer, study and 
distribution of literature pertaining to our work. 
We took as our aim last year trying to get each 
female member to contribute a certain amount 
each month to missions, and, although we did not 
reach our aim, I feel that we have taken a step, 
made a start, and hope to advance next year. I 
know that some of our pastors are in sympathy 
with our work and will do all they can to en- 
courage us. One evidence that Woman's Work is 
growing in favor is the fact that it was added to 
the order of business in our Association this 
year." 

LIBERTY.— Mrs. G. P. Harrill, Thomasville. 
Churches, 27. Societies, 7. Members, 164. 

In Liberty interest in the Woman's Missionary 
Societies has been of slow growth. The Socie- 
ties in Thomasville and at the Orphanage have 
made marked advance this year. 

MITCHELL. — Mrs. Lucretia Young, Ledger. 
Churches, 37. Societies, 19. Members, 363. 

*'My work in the Mitchell County Association 
is growing each year and the people are getting 
more awakened to their duty in mission work. We 
have a great deal of oppositon to missions, yet I 
think we are gaining. 
3 



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"Mrs. C. M. V. Follett worked a few weeks iu 
this Association last summer and organized thir- 
teen Societies. We hope for great results from 
her work." 

MECKLENBUEG and CABAEEUS.— Mrs. L. 
D. Price, Charlotte, E. F. D. Churches, 18, Socie- 
ties, 8. Members, 168. 

Mrs. Price has very recently been appointed 
Vice-President. There are strong Societies in 
the churches of Charlotte, but Mrs. Price's work 
will doubtless tell on the other sections of the 
Associations. 

MT. ZIOK— Mrs. Charles Haywood, Durham. 
Churches, 46. Societies, 34. Members, 730. 

"We have thirty-four Societies in the Associa- 
tion. There are only eleven churches in which 
there are no Societies. So far as I have been able 
to get the reports the work has been on an increase 
for the past year. Our Associational Meeting was 
good. There were fourteen Societies represented, 
and we have had our minutes of the 'Woman's 
Meeting' printed in the Associational minutes. 
One special aim for the year has been to raise an 
extra contribution of $25.00 for the support of the 
Vice-President missionary. The ladies in all the 
Societies seem to be thoroughly in love with the 
great work of missions, and they deem it a real 
pleasure to give of their means for the spread of 
the Gospel. Some of our Societies are weak in 
numbers but strong in their love and zealous in 
the work of sending the 'glad tidings' to the 
benighted heathen. 

"Dliring the past year six new Societies have 
been organized, and we hope before the close of 
1906 to have a Woman's Missionary Society in 
every church in the Mt. Zion Association." 



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JSTEUSE.— Mrs. H. L. Grant, Goldsboro. 
Churches, 27. Societies, 31. Members, 550. 

'"T have written each Missionary Society regu- 
larl.y each quarter (some sixty letters in all), 
not circular letters, but have tried to have them 
friendly and suited to each especial case. Have 
urged the sending in of the reports however 
small, that we might know the work of each. 

"Mrs. Follett's coming was a help and a bless- 
ing, though some of the Societies organized 
seem not to have held on their way. 

"An encouraging number of of ]^oreign Mis- 
sion Journals and Home Fields are taken (wheth- 
er read or not). 

' "I have asked three of our workers in different 
sections of our territory to act as an auxiliary to 
the Vice-President. The Association (Neuse) 
met at Ayden, and we held a very good Woman's 
Meeting, though not many Societies were repre- 
sented. I try to impress on the Societies to re- 
port, however small the amount, so that we ma,y 
know they are alive. 

"The Yates College, J. C. Owen's School and 
Tichenor Memorial have each had a place in our 
thought. Frontier boxes have been sent aggresrat- 
ing $205. 

SA¥DY CEEEK.— Mrs. G. J. Dowell, Carth- 
age. Churches, 43. Societies, 18. Members, 312. 

"We have forty -three churches in the Sandy 
Creek Association; four of these are pastorless. 
Thirty-nine churches contribute to missions. Only 
eight churches have active Woman's Missionary 
Societies. There is one Young People's Society 
and five Sunbeam Societies. The Young People's 
Society is at Carthage Baptist Church and is 
called 'Willing Workers,' organized by Mrs. W. G. 
Jennings about five weeks ago, and is doing well. 



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"Some extinct Societies have promised to re- 
organize, but as yet I have not had any report 
from them, though I did as you advised me by 
sending a stamped envelope to each, vvith litera- 
ture before-hand. It seems no amount of work 
or writing will arouse the people to action until 
the pastors advise and encourage them.'' 

PEE DEE.— Mrs. T. B. Henry, Wadesboro. 
Churches, 27. Societies, 18. Members, 208. 

"The Pee Dee Association comprises Anson 
County and a part of Richmond. Eleven years 
ago there was only^one Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety within its bounds. Now there are eleven 
Woman's Missionary Societies and five Girl's and 
Children's Bands. Most of the Societies are very 
small in numbers, and some of them are mission 
points. Our great need is trained leaders. The 
Vice-President endeavors to keep in touch with 
the Societies during each quarter. The county 
paper is used as a medium' of communication; 
and a quarterly report, with interesting notes from 
tlie Societies, is printed regularly. 

"The President, Secretary and Executive Com- 
mittee (who are annually elected at the close of 
each Associational Meeting) meet about six weeks 
before the Association to plan a programme of the 
Annual Meeting of the Association. The Secre- 
tary informs each society of its duties and en- 
closes the Vice-President's annual letter. The 
President of the Association, who is at present 
also the Vice-President, presides at all meetings 
and assists the Secretary in preparing the minutes 
of the Ladies' Meeting, to be printed in the regu- 
lar minutes of the Association." 

PIEDMONT.— Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Greens- 
boro. Churches, 19. Societies, 8. Members, 232. 



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"The Piedmont Association has within its 
bounds only three churches that are not chiefly 
sustained by the State Mission Board — those of 
cireensboro (First Church), Reidsville and Hiffh 
Point. In these the Societies increase each year 
in numbers and. in contributions. They include 
in their membership so many consecrated, enthusi- 
astic women that the only work needed for them is 
an endeavor to get a report each quarter, or to re- 
mind them of some special work planned by the 
Central Committee. We have no country churches, 
but find the rest of our people clustered in fac^ 
tory towns, where men and women spend their 
days shut in amid the crash of machinery and 
whir of looms. When the 6 o'clock whistle sounds 
their release they care for little but rest. Societies 
organized soon die; is it any wonder? Ouly a 
strong, energetic leader can keep them together: 
iNot long ago I visited the factory town, that is a 
suburb of our town, and organized a Society with 
thirteen members. A member of my own Society 
( Young Woman's Society of the First Church, 
Greensboro), who is herself busy all day, offered 
to work with this new Society. She has met with 
them every time, and given much thought and la- 
bor to the work. Now they have twenty-eight 
members and a good attendance. My hope is to 
find some one like her in each little town in the 
Association." 

PILOT MOUNTAIN.— Mrs. A. L. Betts, 
Winston-Salem. Churches, 48. Societies, 2i. 
Members, 402. 

"It gives me pleasure to report that all things 
considered the women of our Association have 
done well this year. Very little was done during 
first quarter on account of very inclement weath- 



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er, but with better days came renewed zeal, and 
while no Society has done what it could and 
should in giving- and increasing in numbers, I 
believe the spirituality has been increased and the 
timid members are taking a more active part in 
meetings. 

"Since beginning of second quarter I have or- 
ganized seven Societies — -four Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies, two Sunbeams and one Young Peo- 
ple's Society (Willing Workers at Waughtown). 
With two exceptions, the new Societies are doing 
vigorous work. The old and stronger Societies 
seem to be anxious to enlarge their work another 
year. The churches are waking up to the im- 
portance of encouraging Woman's Work. 

"I have learned of three Frontier Boxes being 
packed this year, and letters from Societies are 
promising to increase their contributions even 
more another year." 

EALEIGH.— Mrs. E. L. Middleton, Gary. 
Churches, 30. Societies, 18. Members, 522. 

"I find that within the last year our ladies have 
been much interested in mission work. Our 
churches have been wonderfully helped and the 
entire membership has grown spiritually and have 
deeper interest in seeing the Kingdom of 
God built up the world over. The Foreign Mis- 
sion spirit has taken on new life, while Home 
Missions being very near to each one a con- 
viction of the needs of the great home land 
and those that seek entrance at our open 
doors. Yet State Missions finds us still more 
eager to do something for our own missionaries 
and their fields of labor. 

"In the thirty-two churches in the Association 
we have a membership of female members 2,542, 



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mimber of members engaged in Society work 522, 
leaving a balance of ladies who are not members 
of any Society, 2,018. Societies reported in 
church letters to Associations $570, or more than a 
dollar per member. Three new Societies have 
been organized. During the year I have written 
seventy-eight letters, forty-two postals, gotten five 
clubs to Journal, six clubs to Home Field, held 
one fifth Sunday meeting and one Associational 
fleeting. 

"We now have eighteen Societies in existence. 
We have lost two — Swift Creek and Salem dis- 
banded. I have heard from all of these within 
the last two months." 

KOBESON.— Mrs. II. T. Pope, Lumberton. 
Churches 44. Societies, 31. Members, 589. 

"In some respects the Woman's Work in Robe- 
son Association has not progressed this year as 
we hoped it would. 

"Two Societies in town churches and three or 
four in the country have ceased to exist. One 
cause for this, so far as can be learned, is that 
the town churches have been without pastors and 
the country churches have had as pastors men 
who were not in spirit and in truth 'Missionary 
Baptists.' 

"Another cause is, that owing to circumstances 
the Vice-President has been unable to keep up 
with her work as closely as before. Very few of 
the Societies who pledged anything for this year 
have fallen below their aim, and two or more have 
more than reached it. 

"We have some faithful, constant workers in 
our number, and when our plans for another year 
are completed we hope to advance more steadily, 
and at the same time more thoroughly." 



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SOUTH FORK.— Mrs. Beeler Moore, Gastonia. 
Churches, 43. Societies, 11. Members, 119. 

"During each quarter I have tried to reach 
each church in the Association in some way, 
especially the churches where Societies have been 
organized or where there was some thought of 
organization. I have kept 'steadily at it,' as you 
advised, and have succeeded in organizing one 
Missionary Society, three Sunbeam Societies and 
one Young Ladies' Society. 

"At the Association I urged the Societies to re- 
port and to answer my letters, encouraging those 
who have been faithful. I also tried to show how 
an 'Aid Society' and Missionary Society could 
be had in the same church, and begged the ones 
who only have the 'aid' to attempt the other. It 
is interesting to note that the only churches in 
this Associaion that gave more than $1.00 per 
capita were the ones that had Missionary or 
Sunbeam Societies." 

SOUTH RIVER.— Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salem- 
burg. Churches, 31. Societies, 13. Members, 
237. 

"During first quarter of 1905 I put the year's 
work and new plans before each Society. A few 
observ^ed 'Week of Prayer' and 'Self -Denial 
Week.' Have written about forty letters. Held 
two fifth Sunday meetings during this year — one 
in Salemburg in April with marked success, and 
in July held another in Autryville, where we 
received a cordial and warm welcome. A So- 
ciety there had just previously been re-organ- 
ized. 

"In September I wrote to each Society in req-ard - 
to Associational Meeting, and planned for same. 
"In October rode twenty miles to hold the As- 



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sociational Meeting. On the second day of the 
Association there was a full delegation and 
many visitors. Eight Societies were represented. 
Eleven reported their work for this year and aims 
for 1906, as had been previously requested. Total 
aims for all the Societies for 1906, as reported 
at Associational Meeting, was $361.25. 

"In 1904 the Societies in South River Associa- 
tion raised $247.06; in 1905, $302.35; therefore 
have raised $55.29 more than last year. 

"A box has been prepared by the Fayetteville 
Society for Home Missionary, valued at $60.00 

"Two Societies reorganized during this year — 
Magnolia and Autryville. 

"Considering its few members, White Oak sur- 
passes any other Society in contributions. 

"Salemburg Society will strive to come up to 
their aim and support a Bible woman." 

SA^DY RUN.— Mrs. T. G. Hamrick, Caroleen. 
Churches, 29. Societies, 9. Members, 75. 

Woman's Mission Work in this Association has 
been difficult, but is showing marked signs of 
growth. Two new Societies organized by Mrs. 
Eollett. 

SOUTH YADKIK— Mrs. Delia Burke, States- 
ville. Churches, 34. Societies, 16. Members, 
258. 

"In our Association we have not attained to 
what I had hoped we would during the past year ; 
yet I believe we are on the verge of a great awak- 
ening. The Gospel Mission spirit which has been 
such an obstacle to organized mission work is 
gradually giving way, and difficulties and preju- 
dices are being broken down. I believe there are 
glorious results in the future for us. 'Not by 



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might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the 
Lord of hosts/ 

"In our Association there has been, this year, 
seven new Missionary Societies organized. Others 
are weighing the matter. While most of our So- 
cieties pay their dues for missions, several have 
done more — they have aimed at some stated 
amount over and above their dues. The Spencer 
church aimed to raise $60.00 for Foreign Mis- 
sions. The Statesville W. M. Society's aim is 
$125.00 for Foreign Missions, $25.00 for the ex- 
X)enses of a girl in Miss Price's School, Shanghai, 
China and $100.00 for a native worker. The 
Junior Missionary Society (Statesville) will 
pay the expenses of a girl iii Miss Price's School, 
The Statesville Society also packed a box for a 
Frontier Missionary in Oklahoma valued at $58." 

STANLY.— Mrs. A. T. Burris, Albemarle. 
Churches, 24. Societies, 3. Members, 53. 

The work is young in this Association. Annual 
Meetings have been held, much mission literature 
distributed, and churches are inquiring about or- 
ganization. 

TAK RIVEiR.— Miss Margaret Shields, Scot- 
land Neck. Churches, 87. Societies, 45. Mem- 
bers, 747. 

It is to be regreted that no detailed report can 
be given of work in Tar River for the past year. 
Mrs. Josiah Crudup, our former Vice-President 
having left the Association an interval of several 
months intervened before Miss Shields' appoint- 
ment. Miss Shields, with the aid of Mrs. G. T. 
Lumpkin, however planned and held a most en- 
thusiastic Annual Meeting at Tarboro. Since her 
recent appointment. Miss Shields has taken the 
work up with wisdom and enthusiasm; the Socie- 



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ties in this, our largest, and in many respects our 
strongest Association, are teeming with energy 
and zeal, and we safely prophesy great things for 
the Tar River. 

IJOTON. — Mrs.W. F.Watson, Monroe. Churches, 
34. Societies, 5. Members, 44. 

"The organization of the Annual Meeting for 
the Association and the resurrection of the So- 
ciety at Meadow Branch Church, located at Win- 
gate, together with the organization of a Sun- 
beanj Society for Monroe, embraces the work 
practically accomplished during the year 

"We now have Societies at Marshville, Monroe 
and Meadow Branch Church, with the prospect 
of a few new organizations during the coming 
.year 

"Our Association is largely composed of coun- 
try churches, and it is most difficult to find in 
|:hem women interested and equipped for this 
work, hence the slow progress along this line. It 
is hoped and believed, however, that our schools 
and colleges will soon remedy this defect, and we 
hope to see a vigorous Society in every church 
in Union County before a great many years." 

WEST CHOWAN.— Mrs. Kate Griffin, Wood- 
land. Churches, 49. Societies, 44. Members, 
981. 

"It is with feeling of genuine humility and 
deepest gratitude that I can report this year some 
decided advance in the work of the Missionary 
Societies of the West Chowan Association. 

"Fourteen Societies have been organized; the 
number of Societies reporting each quarter has in- 
creased ; the circulation of the Missionary Jour- 
nals has largely grown; greater interest is being 
taken in the training of children in missions; 



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and it is inspiring to know how enthusiastically 
some of our young people are entering into the 
work. 

"Public meetings have been held in connection 
with every fifth Sunday Union Meeting, our Sun- 
day-school Convention and Associational Meet- 
ing. I believe these meetings do a great deal of 
good. At our Associational Meeting twenty-eight 
Societies were represented — the largest represen- 
tation in our history. 

"The Societies are now looking forward with 
great interest to Mrs. FoUett's coming to our As- 
sociation. 

"But in spite of these encouragements, we can- 
not close our eyes to the dark side. There are so 
many needs on every hand, so much ground un- 
touched, and so many members of Missionary So- 
cieties whose hearts have not been burdened with 
responsibility. 

"Then, too, we have again failed of our $1,000.00 
aim for Home, State and Foreign Missions. 
Owing to repeated failure, we are afraid to set 
our aims for another year, but are none the less 
resolved to try to 'go forward.' " 

Invitation to visit the large Missionary Muse- 
um open in the lower room from 3 to 5 o'clock 
on the afternoons of Friday and Saturday, was 
extended to both members of the Annual Meeting 
and State Convention. 

Announcement was made of Sectional Confer- 
ences to be held at 3 o'clock, as follows: 

On Sunbeam Work. — Conducted by Miss Eliza- 
beth N. Briggs, Raleigh. 

On Young Ladies' Work. — Conducted by Miss 
Margaret Shields, Scotland Neck. 

Meeting adjouirned with prayer. 



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SATUEADY MOKNING, DEC. 9, 1905. 

Devotional exercises, conducted by Miss Marie 
Buhlmair, of Baltimore; reading from twelfth 
chapter of Acts. 

Dr. Vann, President of the Baptist University 
for Women, invited the ladies to attend a con- 
cert Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. 

Minutes of the preceding day read and ap- 
proved. 

Mrs. Follett asked that a committee be ap- 
pointed to express love for and appreciation of 
the Women's Missionary Society of North Caro- 
lina for the faithful Ptesident and Central 
Committee. The following ladies to be appoint- 
ed on said committee: 

Mrs. J. F. Laneau, Chairman, Wake Forest; 
Mrs. Howell, Waynesville ; Miss E. A. Draughn, 
Asheville; Mrs. L. G. Grant, Goldsboro; Mrs. 
Juliet Duffy, New Bern, Mrs. C. J. Thompson, 
Durham. 

Motion put by Mrs. Follett and unanimously 
adopted. 

Report of Com^mittee on State Missions pre- 
sented by Mrs. H. Montague and adopted by ris- 
ing vote as follows : 

"The women of North Carolina contributed last 
year through Women's Missionary Societies $3,- 
092.61 for State Missions. It is gratifying to 
state that in the last few years we have been 
steadily increasing our offering to this object. 
In view of the fact that State Missions is in 
a sense parent to world-wide missions, we recom- 
mend that the women of North Carolina pledge 
themselves to raise for State Missions in the com- 
ing year $4,000.00." 

Report of Committee on Foreign Missions pre- 



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sented by Mrs. L. N. Chappell, Chairman: 

"We, your committee, recommend (1) that the 
Women's Missionary Societies of N^orth Caro- 
lina give to Foreign Missions in the year, Decem- 
ber, 1905, and December, 1906, the sum of $7,- 
000.00; (2) that fifteen hundred dollars of the 
above amount be our Christmas Offering for the 
support of three Yates Memorial missionaries in 
China." 

Mrs. W. C. Tyree spoke to the report, suggest- 
ing (1) that full explanations be made by pastor 
as to object of the Christmas offering, its im- 
portance, time 'for collection, etc.; (2) 
distribution of envelopes by Society members 
with promise to call at a given time for 
envelopes not returned; (3) that we magnify the 
Week of Prayer. 

A number of delegates took part in the discus- 
sion which followed, after which the report of 
committee was adopted by rising vote. 

Mrs. C. H. IST'orton, of Durham, reported for 
the Committee on Time and Place as follows: 

"The majority of your committee would recom- 
mend as follows : 

"(1) That, whereas, the growth as the Baptist 
State Convention and the Annual Meeting of the 
Woman's Missionary Societies make the enter- 
tainment of the united bodies an almost impossi- 
ble task for even our largest cities, we recommend 
that hereafter the Annual Meeting of the Mis- 
sionary Societies be held at a separate time and 
place from the Baptist State Convention. 

"(2) That the time of the Annual Meeting of 
the Women's Missionary Societies be the second 
week in April. 

"(3) That the first separate meeting be held in 
Durham the second week in April, 1906." 



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On motion, the report was discussed seriatum. 
iJiscussion on the first clause was participated in 
by Mrs. Charles Haywood, Mrs. E;. L. Middleton, 
Mrs. W. N. Jones, Mrs. C. V. Follett, Mrs. Lu- 
cretia Young, Mrs. E. K. Proctor, Mrs. Thomp- 
son, Mrs. Wildman and others. 
Mrs. B. F. Dixon, of the Methodist Church, was 
recognized and spoke of the advantages of separa- 
tion, as illustrated b.y the separate meetings of 
the Societies of the Methodist Church. 

Vote on the first clause of report was taken 
by ballott, resulting in 117 votes for separation 
and 17 against. 

On motion of Mrs. Charles Hayvx^ood this was 
made unanimous by a rising vote. 

The second clause of recommendations — the 
time the second week in April — was discussed 
by Mrs. Howell, Mrs. W. IST. Jones, and others. 

A. rising vote showed body in favor of April 
with the exception of eight members. 

The third clause, that the first meeting be held 
in Durham the second week in April, 1906, was 
unanimously adopted without discussion. 

Mrs. T_iUcretia Young lead in prayer for bless- 
ing on the step just taken and on the first sepa- 
rate meeting. 

Miss Heck presented the report of the work of 
the Central Committee for the year, 1905, togeth- 
\ er with contrast of contributions by Associations 
for 1904-1905. 



WORK OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 



Letters written . . 

Postals . . . . 

Programs sent out 
Offering Envelopes 



6,773 
346 
2,920 
19,056 



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Leaflets 33,000 

Mite Barrels 503 

Report blanks 2,800 

Societies organized . 174 

Expenses of printing, postage, station- 
ery $223.72 

Traveling expenses of General Organizer 

from April to ^^"oveniber 30tli. 67.00 

CONTRAST OF TOTALS FOR THE YEARS 
1904-1905. 

Societies reporting 1905 472 

Societies reporting 1904 442 

Total in 1904 $14,287.93 

Total in 1905 17,158.49 



Total gain 2,870.56 

Total in moneyl, 1904 10,108.69 

Total in money, 1905 11,917.61 



Gain 1,808.92 

Total in boxes, 1904 4,179.93 

Total in boxes, 1905 5,240.88 



Gain 1,061.68 

1904. 1905. Aim. 

Foreign Missions. .$3,590.97 $4,323.28 

Xmas Offering 1,121.08 1,024.51 

Yates' College .... 402.67 40.08 



Total 5,114.72 5,587.87 6,500.00 



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Home Missions. . .$1,527.03 $1,976.59 

Week Self -Denial. 973.02 1,093.53 $3,500.00 



Boxes 4,179.24 5,242.88 3,500.00 

Total 6,G79.29 8,311.00 7,000.00 

State Missions ...$2,412.02 $3,092.61 $3,000.00 

Boxes 77.50 

Total 2,489.93 3,000.00 

S. S. Board 1.50 

Expense Fund 2.90 167.01 . 

Total , 44,287.93 17,158.49 16,500.00 



::50cieties organized, 1904 104 

Societies organized, 1905 174 



ASSOCIATIOISPAL TOTALS. 





1904. 


1905. 


Atlantic 


$161.89 


$284.85 




87.33 


66.01 


Brunswick 


79.22 


76.31 


Brushy Mountain 


43.02. 


34.00 




31.70 


36.00 




819.30 


952.27 


Cape Fear and Columbus. 


84.21 


113.89 




5.00 


13.75 


Caldwell 


12.65 


11.70 






5.00 


Cedar Creek 


102.57 


114.85 




205.02 


334.89 




188.46 


185.5 i 




991.12 


954.55 



4 



50 



Flat River 


. $431.47 


$474.23 


I'rench Broad 


45.90 


174.52 




179.91 


236.50 


ilaywood , 


172.99 


187.85 


Johnston County 


318.01 


305.00 




145.52 


114.44 


Little River , 


24.00 


24.00 




167.57 


198.6S 


Mecklenburg and Cabarrus. 


735.76 


1,058.63 


Montgomery 


7.25 


24.15 


Mitchell County 


188.74 


179.70 




. 1,383.77 


1,916.27 


New Found! and 




2.20 




. 775.87 


770.81 


Pee Dee , 


594.89 


427.85 


Piedmont , 


546.45 


610.90 




417.82 


606.04 


Raleigh 


607.51 


537.76 


Roberson , 


. 848.55 


857.05 


bandy Run 


82.16 


73.13 


Sandv Creek , 


390.06 


355.17 


South Fork 


223.74 


496.00 




247.06 


344.74 


South Yadkin 


349.38 


408.67 




13.01 


10.00 


Stanly 


51.04 


72.50 




3.50 




n' "D • 


. 1,414.86 


^ of\iy OA 

1,d07.vS4 


Tuckasugee 


5.70 






188.67 


237.79 




777.91 


I,o07.o4 


Western North Carolina. . . , 


1.00 








.348^.55 






3.80 






Associations Unknown ... 


47.87 


21.40 


Total 


14,287.93 


17,158.49 



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ASSOCIATIONS REPORTING OVER ONE 
THOUSAND DOLLARS. 



ASSOCIATIONS HAVING LARGEST NUM- 
BER OF SOCIETIES REPORTING. ' 



Miss Mary Applewhite, Chairman, submitted re- 
port on Young Ladies' Work, which was adopted 
as follows: 

We recommend (1) That every endeavor be put 
forth to organize the young women of our 
churches into Mission Study Classes. 

(2) That a leader, especially charged with the 
supervision of this work throughout the State, 
be appointed by the Central Committee. 

(3) That the motto of the Young Woman's 
Work in our State be, "Arise quickly for the 
Lord has promised great things." 

Miss Applewhite spoke to the recommendations, 
which were unanimously adopted. 

Mrs. Lumpkin, Chairman, offered the report of 
the Committee on the Margaret Home for Mis- 
sionaries' Children as follows: 



Mount Zion . 
Tar River . . . 
West Chowan 



$1916.27 
1,607.84 
1,066.83 



Societies. Churches. 



, Robeson .... 
West Chowan 
I'ar River . . . 
Mount Zion . 



27 44 

45 49 

39 89 

39 46 



the; MARGARET HOME. 



For many months the Baptist women of the 
South have been deeply interested in establishing 



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a home for missionaries' children. It was made 
possible by Mrs. Frank Chambers, of New York, 
who, through Miss Aimie Armstrong, of Balti- 
more, was led to make a donation of $10,000 
for the purpose. 

The Home in Greenville, S. C, is situated on 
the top of a hill and the lawn contains six acres 
of ground. The house is large and attractive in 
appearance and the grounds are capable of being 
made very beautiful. 

The committee who have this in charge call 
on us, the women of ISTorth Carolina, for a very 
modest sum to help in the furnishing of the 
Home. 

Let us rally to its support and meet the 
needs with our hearts filled with something of 
the love that inspired the heart of the woman 
who manifested her great love in this splendid 
gift. 

In view of these facts your committee recom- 
mends : 

1. That we support this institution with our 
love and prayers. 

2. That every Society and Band in the State 
will, at the meeting in September, make a free- 
will offering for the Margaret Home. 

3. That at the conclusion of this report we, 
the Woman's Missionary Union, will rise and 
with Miss Buhalmair, of Baltimore to lead us, 
lift our hearts to God invoking his blessing upon 
the donor of this Home, the supporters and upon 
the precious children who are being placed there 
for training. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRiS. G. T. LUMPKIN, 

Chairman. 



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After adoption of motion. Miss Bulialmair lead 
in earnest prayer. 

Mrs. W. II. Reddish, Chairman of Commitee on 
Sunbeam Work, reported as follows : 

"Realizing the importance of sowing missionary 
seed in the hearts of children while they are young 
and responsiye, the. committee recommends that 
first we try to; arouse the interest of the mothers 
in the work of our > Bands and that the leaders 
make a great er eilort to develop the spiritual na- 
ture of the childrt^n 'as well as the financial stand- 
ing of their Societies. 

"We also recommend that we make as our aim 
one hundred and fifty Societies, reporting ever^ 
quarter, and that we attempt to raise fourteen 
hundred dollars for missions, to be apportioned 
as follows : 

"Foreign Missions, $750:00; State Missions, 
$850.00 ; Home Missions, $300.00." 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTION- 
MENT. 

Mrs. Ashley Home, for the Committee on Appor- 
tionment, reported as foU^^ 

Your coinmittee has gone^ P^ej the Association 
carefully and apportioned ° to each one amounts 
varying from one-sixth to one-fourth more than 
given last year. This was done without consulta- 
tion with the committees on Home, State and For- 
eign Missions, and while we find some difference in 
the total amount named by us and by them, the 
difference is surprisingly small. We, however, 
recommend that the total ainount aimed for by the 
Societies be $21,000,00. That the hundred and sev- 
enty-two dollars, over and above the Associational 
apportionments here named, be made up by each 
Association, adding an apportionate amount to the 
said sums. 



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ASSOCIATIONAL APPOETIONMENT. 



Atlantic $330.00 

Beulah 100.00 

Brunswick 90.00 

Brushy Mountain 40.00 

Bladen 60.00 

Buncombe 1,100.00 

Cape Fear and Columbus 135.00 

Carolina 16 . 00 

Caldwell 14.00 

Catawba 6.00 

Cedar Creek 140.00 

Cbowan 390.00 

Central 1,100.00 

Eastern 216.00 

Flat River 554.00 

French Broad 200.00 

Green River 265.00 

Haywood 215.00 

Johnston County 500.00 

Kings Mountain 150.00 

Little River 30.00 

Liberty 230.00 

Mecklenburg and Ca.barrus 1,250 . 00 

Montgomery 30.00 

Mitchell County 225.00 

Mt. Zion 2,200.00 

New Foundland 2.50 

Neuse 850.00 

Pee Dee 500.00 

Piedmont 700.00 

Pilot Mountain 800.00 

Raleigh 800.00 

Roberson 1,000.00 

Sandy Run 100.00 

Sandy Creek 375 . 00 

South Fork 580.00 

South River 400 . 00 

South Yadkin 475 . 00 

Slirry 12.00 

Stanly 100.00 



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Transylvania 10.00 

Tar River 2,000.00 

Tuckasugee 5.00 

Union 275.00 

West Chowan 1,200.00 

West North Carolina 406 . 00 

Wilmington 406.00 

Yancey 50.00 

Association Unknown 25.00 



Total $20,428.00 



Mrs. Joseph Weathers submitted report of the 
Committee on the Home for the Louisville Training 
School for Young Women, prepared by Mrs. H. H. 
Mashburn, of Louisburg, which, after discussion 
by Miss Maude Burke, who spent a year at the 
Training School, was unanimously adopted: 

REPORT ON HOME FOR LOUISVILLE TRAIN- 
ING SCHOOL. 

We, your Committee on Baptist Woman's Mission- 
ary Training School and Home, located in Louis- 
ville, Ky., beg leave to report the following: 

Since this object has not been considered hereto- 
fore by this body it is thought not unwise to refer as 
briefly as is consistent with clearness to the origin 
and history of said school and Home. 

Some years ago the Rev. E. Z. Simmons, of China, 
while on a visit to this country, urged the estab- 
lishment of a woman's training school in connection 
with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 
for the more complete preparation of women for the 
foreign field. He enlisted the interest of many Bap- 
tist women of the South, it being considered most 
appropriate that this work should be maintained by 
our Baptist women. The women's societies, not tak- 
ing up the matter, however, the trustees of the 
Seminary, in response to the pressing need, author- 
ized the faculty to invite women desiring training 
to attend the Seminary courses of lectures. The 
feeling was prevalent that this was a department of 



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work greatly needing the co-operation of our Baptist 
women's missionary organizations. With a view to 
their co-operation, therefore, the Woman's Mission- 
ary Union appointed a committee and requested the 
Southern Baptist Convention at Savannah in 1903 
to appoint a committee to consider the entire sub- 
ject of location, curriculum, etc., of the Woman's 
Training School. These two committees deliberated 
jointly for one year, and at the Convention in Nash- 
ville, in 1904, reported in favor of leaving the Train- 
ing School in Louisville, and the Southern Baptist 
Convention commended it to the support of all our 
Baptist people. 

In consequence of this action the faculty drafted a 
course of studies suitable for women, this being two- 
fold: 

(1) Admission to some of the regular classes of 
the Seminary. 

(2) A special Personal Workers' Training Class. 
But the young women do not study homiletics, nor 
are they taught to preach. 

THE HOME. 

Such opportunities offered by the Seminary are 
bringing to Louisville an increasing number of 
young women from all parts of the South, eager to 
fit themselves for the Master's work. Realizing the 
pressing need of giving these young women the pro- 
tection of a Christian home, the Baptist women of 
Louisville and Kentucky assumed the temporary re- 
sponsibility of meeting it, trusting to the sympathy 
and substantial help of their sisters in other States 
to continue and enlarge the work begun. 

To this end they brought the matter before the 
Woman's Missionary Union in its recent meeting at 
Kansas City, and the following resolution, offered 
by Mrs. J. F. Eliot, of Missouri, was unanimously 
carried: 

''Resolved, That we recommend to the prayerful 
investigation of the sisters all over our Southland 
the work now being done at the Southern Baptist 



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Theological Seminary for the training of our women 
for missionaries, and the desirability of sustaining 
a home for the young women who may avail them- 
selves of the training offered, so that we may he 
prepared to decide at our next meeting whether Wo- 
man's Missionary Union shall undertake the work 
of sustaining the Home." 

This work has been twice commended to the sup- 
port of the Southern Baptist Convention (at Nash- 
ville and Kansas City). The work here offered to 
young women who expect to work at home and 
abroad is admirably adapted to their needs. A 
splendid home has been rented, where the young wo- 
men live. It is, then, no longer a debatable question 
as to whether there will be such a training school 
in Louisville under the sanction of the Seminary 
trustees and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Believing that this school and Home have come 
into being to satisfy a real need, and that they are 
indispensable to the highest eflftciency in carrying 
forward our splendid missionary enterprises, we 
commend them as in every way worthy of support 
to the Baptist women of North Carolina who now 
have in Miss Sophia Lanneau, their representative, 
one of the State's brightest daughters, who un- 
doubtedly is fitting herself for great service in the 
Master's cause. 

The Committee on Obituaries reported as follows, 
the report being unanimously adopted: 

OBITUARIES. 

We, the Committee on "Obituaries, adopt the fol- 
lowing tributes to our dead: 

Again the Henderson Missionary Society has been 
called upon to lose one of it smost consecrated 
members in the death of Mrs. Chelta Darden Lassi- 
ter. 

The Marshal Baptists were called upon to give 
up their beloved pastor's wife, Mrs. M. A. Wood, 
whose, place will be hard to fill, who gave her life 
for missions in the mountains. 



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Mrs. Seaton Welch, of Apex, N. C; Mr. Allen, 
Wadesboro; Mrs. Harriss, of Edgemont, Durham 
County, all faithful workers, have been taken home. 
Miss Wilson, of Greenville, N. C, has gone home. 

Mrs. J. A. Turlington, one of the most influential 
members of the Salemburg Society, passed from 
earth to heaven in June. 

Miss Lizzie Bdmunson, a bright, beautiful young 
girl, member of Mount Nelson church, a student of 
the Baptist University, was home on her vacation 
for the summer and was taken with fever, when the 
Lord took her. 

Mrs. Major Clement, of Mocksville, a most active 
and efficient worker in her church and Association, 
has gone to her reward. 

Mrs. J. J. Hayes, of Louisburg, a faithful worker 
and consecrated woman, has been called home. 

The Woodland Society has been suddenly cast in 
gloom by the sudden death of Mrs. Eliza Garrett, 
the oldest and perhaps the most influential member 
of her church. 

Mrs. A. D. Hunter, the beloved wife of Rev. A. D. 
Hunter, of Cary, N. C, was taken to her rest be- 
yond. 

Miss Eula Bauchem, of Green Level, Wake County, 
N. C. 

Mrs. M. J. Bonling, Shady Grove, Wake County. 
Miss Hattie James, the beloved Vice-President of 
Beulah Association, has gone to dwell with God. 
She was a faithful worker. 
Mrs. H. L. Watson, First Church, Raleigh. 
Mrs. McNeil has gone from her labors on earth. 
Little Claudia Blalock, a lovely Sunbeam worker 
in Mitchell Association, left the band of children 
upon earth to sing around the throne of God in 
Heaven. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. M. G. Hudgin, Chairman. 

Mrs. a. F. Yates, 

Mrs. J. S. Leonard, 

Mrs. Mattie Lee Jennings, 

Miss Bkrtie Harrell. 



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A conference of the Vice-Presidents and the Cen- 
tral Committee was announced for 3:00. 

After devotional exercises the meeting adjourned 
to meet in a missionary mass-meeting Sunday after- 
noon at 3 o'clock. 

FOURTH SESSION. 

Sunday, December 10th, 3:00 p. m. 

Music by choir of First Church. 
Singing by congregation, "The Morning Light is 
Breaking." 

Mrs. Pope, of Lumberton, read the Scriptures. 

Mrs. C. M. V. Follett led in prayer. 

Dr. B. D. Gray, of Atlanta, Secretary of Home 
Mission Board, spoke of Home Missions. 

Miss Marie Buhlameir, of "A day at the Immigrant 
Pier." 

The Young Woman's Christian Association of the 
Baptist University for Women, sang the Associa- 
tional hymn, "Oh, Haste thee Zion," as a special 
greeting to Miss Maud Burke, a B. U. W. graduate, 
soon to go to the foreign firVd as the first represen- 
tative of that institution. 

Miss Burke spoke on the "Yor^g Woman's Call," 
addressing herself especially to tNe young ladies c 
the University. 

Miss M. F, Sullinger, Home Missionary from Fruit- 
land Institute, Henderson County, N. C, spoke of "A 
School Among the Mountains." 

Committee on Motto reported as follows: 

We recommend for our motto for 1906 the follow- 
ing: 

"If ye love me keep my commandments." "We 
will come again rejoicing, bringing our sheaves with 
us." 

Committee on Resolutions submitted the follow- 
ing report: 

Resolved 1st That we offer our heartfelt thanks 
to the citizens of Raleigh for the very cordial re- 
ception given us into their hospitable homes. 



2d. To the members of the First Baptist church 
for the use of their church for our meetings, and 
for the attention so kindly shown us by the ladies 
of the First church. 

3d. To the ushers who have been so faithful and 
capable. 

4th. To Dr. Vann, the faculty and students of th« 
University for Women for their kind invitation to 
the entertainment given at the University. 

Mrs. W. J. Matthews, 
Chairman of Committee. 

Mrs. John F. Lanneau submitted the following, 
which was unanimously adopted by rising vote: 

We, your Committee, wish to express, for the Wo- 
man's Missionary Societies of North Carolina, to 
our President and the Central Committee, love and 
appreciation for their untiring services. 

You have wisely and gently guided us from our 
infancy, our beloved President and five of the Cen- 
tral Committee having served us the nineteen con- 
secutive years. 

We pledge to you our loyalty, sympathy and 
prayers. 

Mrs. John F. Lanneau, 

Chairman Committee. 

Dr. R. J. Willingham, of Richmond, Secretary af 
the Foreign Mission Board, spoke on the "Woman 
of Foresight." Mrs. Lumpkin called attention to 
the fact that only one on the program was missing. 
Rev. Calder Willingham, who was detained by the 
severe, illness of his wife, and requested that those 
present join in prayer for Mrs. Willingham's recov- 
fery. On request, Mrs. Lumpkin led in prayer. 

Br- Willingham led in the closing prayer, after 
Which the fifteenth annual meeting of the W. M. 
Societies, auxiliary to the Baptist State Convention, 
k,djourned to meet the second week in April in the 
city of Durham. 

Mrs. D. Rich, Secretary. 



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THE WOEXING PLANS OF THE SOCIE- 
TIES EOlR 1906. 

At a meeting of the Associational Vice Presi- 
dents and the Central Committee, held Saturday. 
December 10th, the foUoiwing recommendations 
for the year's work were adopted: 

These resolutions, which are practically a syn- 
opsis of the resolutions taken in the Annual Meet- 
ing of December 7-11, 1905, are submitted to the 
Societies as the Working Plans for the year, or 
until revised at the first separate Annual Meeting, 
to be held in Durham the second week in April, 
1906. 

1. We recommend that the Woman's Missionary 
Societies, the Young Ladies' Societies, and the 
Sunbeams, of North Carolina, take for their 
united aim for the year December 1905-1906, giv- 
ing to State, Home and Foreign Missions the sum 
of $21,000, one-third of which shall have been re- 
ported by March 30, 1906. 

That the sum of Foreign Missions be $7,000, 
fifteen hundred of which shall be the Christmas 
Offering for China, and eight hundred and thirty- 
three for the completion of tlie $1,500 fund began 
in 1905, for the Owen School for Boys in North 
China. 

That we endeavor to give to Home Missionb 
the sum of $10,000, five thousand in money and 
five thousand in boxes to Frontier Missionaries 
and for the equipment of Mountain Schools ; that 
$480 of the five thousand in money be for the 
completion of the $1,000 fund begun in 1905 for 
the Tichenor Memorial Church Building Loan 
Fund. 

That we give to State Missions $4,000; that 
the Societies in sending in funds use great care 



in designating- the object for which they are in- 
tended. 

2. That we endeavor to organize 150 new So- 
cieies, and to have 650 Societies reporting in 
1906. 

3. Knowing that knowledge of Missions is of 
first importance in increasing our own zeal and 
enlisting the sympathy and co-operation of others, 
we urge upon the Woman's Missionary Societies 
the following of a regular couirse of Mission 
study, recommending as the basis for the year 
1906, Daybreak in the Dark Continent, a Study 
of Africa; that with this be coupled each month 
a review of current events in Southern Baptist 
and World Wide Missions; that as best fitted to 
supply the latest news of Home and Foreign 
fields, the number of subscribers to the Foreign 
Mission Journal be increased. 

4. We appeal to the young women of the Church 
for their active co-operation in Mission work, 
asking that they band themselves together in 
Mission Study classes, taking as the basis of their 
first year's study MacClear's O'utline Study of 
Missions. To the end that the younger women 
of our church be brought into the Mission work 
in which we are engaged, we urgently recommend 
to the Woman's Missionary Societies and to the 
yjastors that they foster such classes by their 
s:^Tnpathetic aid, signalizing the year 1906 by h 
notable forward movement in Young Woman's 
Work. 

5. Being convinced that the children of to-day 
must be trained for Missions and that neglect at 
this point will bring disaster and defeat on this 
great cause twenty years hence, we again urge 
that no Woman's Missionary Society rest satisfied 
until there is an active, wisely superintended Sun- 



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beam Society in connection with the church to 
which it belongs ; that the aim of North Carolina 
Sunbeams for the year December 190'5-1906 be 
$1,400. 

6. That the two new objects presented to the 
Societies — the Margaret Home for the Children 
of Home and Foreign Missionaries and the Home 
in connection with the Louisville Training School 
for Young OLiadies — -be given our sympathetic 
consideration; that as speedily as possible the 
$110 asked for by the Woman's Missionary Union 
as North Carolina's share in the furnishing of 
the Margaret Home be raised ; that hereafter free- 
will offerings for the running expenses of this 
Home be made in September; that contributions 
to the Margaret Home and Home for the Louis- 
ville Training School, neither of which come un- 
der the head of Home, State or Foreign Mis- 
sions, although valuable adjuncts to all, be over 
and above the $21,000 aim. 

7. That all Societies having twenty-five mem- 
bers or less contribute the sum of one dollar a 
year to the expenses of the Central Committee 
(printing, postage and stationary) and the trav- 
eling expenses of the General OTganizer; that 
Societies of over twenty-five members contribute 
two dollars annually for the same purpose; that 
May be the time when the expense fund shall be 
sent in; that this fund shall be over and above 
the $21,000 aim for Home, State and Foreign 
Missions. 

8. That as far as in our power lies as individ- 
uals, Sunday-school teachers and members of the 
Missionary Societies, we endeavor to bring Mis- 
sionary thought, teaching and giving into the 
Sunday-schools; that the Missionary Birthday 
Bank be used as a means to this end. 



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9. That the special occasions for yrayers and 
gifts — the Christmas Offering, the Week of Pray- 
er for Missions at the first of the year, the Week 
of Self -Denial for Home Missions in March, and 
State Mission Day in June, be more widely and 
prayerfully observed than ever before ; that with 
each of these occasions be coupled earnest prayer 
for the guidance and enlargement of the Woman's 
Mission Work of the Baptist Churches of North 
Carolina, in all its branches; that until the sec- 
ond week in April, 1906, a special and continuoub 
prayer be made for great blessings upon the Gen- 
eral Meeting of the Societies to be held in 
Durham the second week in April 1906. 

10. Finally, we recommend to the love, aid and 
appreciation of the Societies, the Associational 
Vice Presidents and the General Organizer, ask- 
ing that the former be aided by prompt Quarterly 
reports, in arrangement for Fifth Sunday and 
Annual Associational Mteetings, and in the ar- 
rangements for visits to Societies ; that the latter 
be forw^arded in her Missionary journeys in all 
needed ways; that all these officers be esteemed 
very highly for their work's sake. 



LIST OF DELEGATES AND VISITORS. 

1. Mrs. Chas. F. Meserve, Raleigh. 

2. Mrs. John C. Gorman, Fayetteville. 

3. Miss Julia Yopp, Wilson. 

4. Mrs. J. M. Gardner, Warrenton. 

5. Miss Vera Ferrington, Albemarle. 

6. Miss Silye Lee, Laurinburg. 

7. Miss Ava Lawrence, Brassfield Church. 

8. Mrs. J. R. Pace, Knotts Grove Church. 

9. Mrs. G. J. Dowell, Sandy Creek. 

10. Mrs. A. L. Houser, Winston. 

11. Miss Daphine Williams, Clayton. 



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12. Mrs. Mattie White, Bethel Church. 

13. Mrs. C. M. V. Foliett, Durham. 

14. Mrs. R. A. Pass, Roxboro. 

17. Mrs. G. T. Lumpkin, Scotland Neck. 

18. Mrs. H. Montague, Winston. 

19. Mrs. J. C. Murchison, Greensboro. 

20. Mrs. A. W. Green, Littleton. 

21. Miss Emma Welch, Holly Springs. 

22. Miss Lila B. Markham, Durhain. 

23. Miss Lena Spain, Kinston. 

24. Miss Frances Ransom, New Bethel. 

25. Mrs. H. L. Grant, Goldsboro. 

26. Mrs. S. A. Howard, Salemburg. 

27. Miss Mary Lockett, Yancyville. 

28. Mrs. Mattie Jennings, Blanche Church. 

29. Miss Emma Parker, Hillsboro. 

30. Mrs. J. S. Spurgeon, Hillsboro. 

31. Mrs. T. J. Ransom, King's Mountain Asso. 

32. Mrs. C. W. Harrell, Woodland. 

33. Mrs. Nora G. Webb, Wilmington. 

34. Mrs. L. N. Chappell, Hamlet 

35. Mrs. R. B. Carrington, Selma. 

36. Mrs. E. K. Proctor, Jr., Lumberton. 

37. Mrs. H. T. Pope, Vive-President Robeson Asso. 

38. Mrs. W. H. Penny, Gastonia. 

39. Miss Janie Bivens, Wingate. 

40. Miss Susan Clark, Raleigh. 

41. Elizabeth Briggs, Raleigh. 

42. Mrs. W. T. Jones, Morehead City. 

43. Mrs. C. S. Cashwell, Mocksville. 

44. Mrs. D. Rich, Winston. 

45. Miss Millie Hunter, Durham. 

46. Mrs. J. W. Arnette, Albemarle. 

47. Mrs. A. B. Hunter, Apex. 

48. Miss Laura Pendergraph, Durham. 

49. Mrs. J. S. Leonard, Statesville. 

50. Miss Eva Watson, Sandy Run Church. 
54. Miss Carrie Booker, Charlotte. 

52. Mrs. G. T. Watkins, Roxboro. 

53. Miss E. A. Draughan, V. P. Buncome Asso. 

54. Miss Essie Edwards, Hebron Church. 

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55. Mrs. Trim White, Elizabeth City. 

56. Mrs. L. D. Price, Friendship Church. 

57. Mrs. Cattie Jordan, Silver City. 

58. Mrs. B. T. Turlington, White Oak. 

59. Mrs. C. M. Cooper, Henderson. 

60. Mrs. H. V. Booker, High Point. 

61. Miss Lenna Morris, East Durham. 

62. Miss Flora O'Neal, Edgmont Church. 
60. Mrs. Azor Schell, Greensboro. 

64. Miss Annie L. Smith, Henderson. 

65. Mrs. T. Johnson, Kenonsville. 

66. Mrs. M. A. Adams, Winston. 

67. Mrs. C. S. Royal, Salem. 

68. Mrs. Lucretia Young, Bear Creek Church. 

69. Mrs. L. M. Curtis, Ahoskie. 

70. Mrs. C. H. Morton, Durham. 

71. Miss Flora O'Neal, Edgmont Church. 

72. Miss Mary Taylor, Buckhorn Church. 
75. Miss Annie Strayhorn, Durham. 

74. Mrs. J. E. Brett, Union. 

75. Miss Annie Stray born, Durham. 

76. Mrs. W. S. Olive, Olive Chapel. 

77. Miss Hattie Siler, Waynesville. « 

78. Mrs. C. W. Mitchell, Aulander. 

79. Miss Minnie Ward, West Durham. 

80. Mrs. D. H. Greene, New Bern. 

81. Mrs. A. S. Howard, Salemburg. 

82. Miss Bertie Harrell, Cool Spring Church. 

83. Mrs. T. B. Henry, V. P. Pee Dee Asso. 

84. Miss Brownie Parker, Meherrin Church. 

85. Mrs. Juliet C. Dufey, New Bern. 

86. Mrs. W. H. Wilson, Madison. 

87. Mrs. G. L. Merrill, Rocky Mount. 

88. Mrs. F. Ferguson, Rocky Mount. 

89. Miss Addie Waitt, Raleigh. 

90. Mrs. F. W. Ashcroft, Marshville. 

91. Miss Nita M. Hedspeth, Roberts Chapel Ch. 

92. Miss EVye Street, Mill Creek Church. 

93. Mrs. Z. M. Caveness, Wakefield. 

94. Mrs. C. D. Ray, Oxford. 

95. Mrs. J. E. Brett, Union. 



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96. Mrs. J. H. Booth, Snow Hill. 

97. Mrs. O. L. Stringfieid, Burnville. 

98. Mrs. C. A. Jenkins, Statesville. 

99. Miss Elizabeth Watkins, Winston. 

100. Mrs. Alden Howell, Waynesville. 

101. Miss Martha Sullinger, Fruitland. 

102. Mrs. M. V. Gilbert, Elizabeth City. 

103. Miss Benlade Bowain, Mars Hill. 

104. Mrs. E. L. Middleton, Gary. 

105. Mrs. A. L. Betts, Winston-Salem. 

106. Miss Belle Tyner, Duke. 

107. Miss Lilly Holloway, Robertson Grove. 

108. Mrs. R. L. Gray, Windsor. 

109. Mrs. E. A. Covington, Wadesboro. 

110. Mrs. H. J. Jordan, Margrettsville. 

111. Miss Maude Stancell, Margrettsville. 

112. Miss Annie Biggs, Scotland Neck. 

113. Mrs. A. C. Liverman, Scotland Neck. 

114. Miss Margaret Shields, Scotland Neck. 

115. Mrs. S. L. Owen, Lexington. 

116. Miss Mary Watson, Spring Hill. 

117. Mrs. Archibald Johnson, Thomasville. 

118. Mrs. W. J. Matthews, Spring Hill. 

119. Mrs. J. A. Briggs, Raleigh. 

120. Mrs. Thos. J. Latham, Washington. 

121. Mrs. W. H. Reddish. Gastonia. 

122. Miss Maude Osborne, Mars Hill. 

123. Mrs. L. L. Jenkins, Gastonia. 

124. Mrs. Mary Morrow, Gastonia. 

125. Miss Blanche Haynes, Haynesville. 

126. Mrs. S. H. Pruitt, Wilmington. 

127. Mrs. J. W. Wildman, Chapel Hill. 

128. Mrs. Jno. K. Hankins, Lexington. 

129. Mrs. Harvey Church, Wilkesboro. 

130. Miss Lizzie W. Elliott, Rich Square. 
181. Mrs. E. J. Harrell, Rich Square. 

132. Mrs. J. P. McNeill, Lumberton. 

133. Mrs. J. H. Weathers, Raleigh. 

134. Mrs. W. N. Jones, Raleigh. 

135. Mrs. P. S. Parsons, Washington. 

136. Mrs. W. H. Mutehead, Beaufort. 



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127. Miss Mary F. Lanneau, Wake Forest. 

122. Mrs. B. E. Parham, Greenville. 

123. Mrs. W. G. Ferrell, Wadesboro. 

124. Miss- Bertha Callaway, Palmerville. 

127. Mrs. W. N. Holloway. 

128. Mrs. R. J. Conyers, Youngville. 

129. Mrs. S. G. Wilson. 

130. Mrs. Robert HoUoman, Ahoskie. 

131. Mrs. A. D. Warkbam, Durbam. 

132. Mrs. Amanda Cbeek, Durbam... - 

133. Mrs. Alfred Jones, Raleigh. 

134. Mrs. J. R. Barkley, Raleigh. 

13.5. Miss Nell De Vance, Wake Forest. 

136. Mrs. R. O. Purnell, Perry's Chapel. 

137. Mrs. R. D. Pinnell, Corinth. 
188. Miss Sue Kelly, Island Creek. 
139. Mrs. G. M. Lindsay, Snow Hill. 

137. Mrs. Ralph L. lyson, uarthage. 

138. Mrs. W. P. Pool, Mt. Moriab. 

139. Mrs. A. F. Yates, Aberdeen. 

140. Mrs. J. B. Brooks, Rocky Mt. 

141. Mrs. J. B. Martin, Rocky Mt. 

142. Mrs. Charles E. Brewer, Wake Forest. 

143. Mra J. E. Debnam, Snow Hill. 

144. Miss Lula P. Brooks, Jonesboro. 

145. Mrs. E. Lee, Dunn. 

146. Mrs. B. P. Hill, Clyde. 

147. Mrs. W. A. Burke, Raleigh. 

148. Miss Julia Yopp, Wilson. 

149. Mrs. J. D. Briggs, Raleigh. 

150. Mrs. William Burroughs. 

151. Miss Mary Jones Cameron. 

152. Mrs. Carrick. 

153. Mrs. R. G. Kendrick, Jr., Laurinburg. 

154. Mrs. John A. Gates, Fayetteville. 

155. Mrs. N. B. Josey, Scotland Neck. 

156. Mrs. John C. Gorbane, Fayetteville. 

157. Mrs. A. R. Love, Hendersonville. 

158. Mrs. W. L. Ray, Mt. Vernon. 

159. Mrs. T. N, Ivey, Raleigh. 

160. Mrs. Harry Burke, Statesville. 

161. Mrs. T. L. Brown, Delnay. 



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162. Mrs. R. M. Dodd, Raleigh. 

163. Mrs. R. H. Gower, Raleigh. 

164. Miss Jessie Corpening, Mars Hill. 

165. Mrs. C. W. Carter, Clayton. 

166. Mrs. C. F. Gordon, Raleigh. 

167. Mrs. M. J. Carroll, Raleigh. 

168. Mrs. B. L. Tyree, Durham. 

169. Mrs. N. S. Peury, Raleigh. 

170. Mrs. N. B. Broughton, Raleigh. 

171. Miss Neta Penny, Benson. 

172. Mrs. W. G. Hill, Davis. 

173. Mrs. C. J. Tliompson, Durham. 

174. Mrs. John Duckett, Raleigh. 

175. Miss Elizabeth Brooks, Jonesboro. 

176. Miss Maude Reid, Raleigh. 

177. Mrs. F. J. Holloway, Raleigh. 

178. Mrs. R. D. Carr, Morehead City. 

179. Mrs. L. L. Pritchard, Wilmington. 

180. Mrs. Palmer Jerman, Raleigh. 

181. Mrs. Jessie Farnsbaw. 

182. Mrs. W. H. Pace, Raleigh. 

183. Mrs. 0. K. Holding, Wake Forest. 

184. Misfi Valley Blanchard, Clayton. 

185. Mrs. A. A. Howell, Waynesville. 

186. Mrs. J. E. Smith, Mt. Airy. 

187. Miss Elsie Hunter, Cary. 

188. Mrs. A. S. Sears, Green Level. 

189. Mrs. Wiley J. Mitchell, Oak Grove. 

190. Mrs. Riley Gulley, Clayton. 

191. Mrs. J. L. Harrison, Elkin. 

192. Miss Georgia Williford, Spring Branch. 

193. Mrs. B. T. Price, Cliarlotte. 

194. Mrs. C. D. Ray, Oxford. 

195. Mrs. T. M. Gorman, Durham. 

196. Mrs. Sallie Catling, Mt. Tabor. 

197. Mrs. F. B. Ashcraft, Monroe. 

198. Miss Corinne Bowling Red Mt. Church. 

199. Mrs. L. L. Jenkins, Gastonla. 

200. Mrs. C. H. Durham, Lumberton. 

201. Miss Eula L. Bagwell, Garner. 

202. Mrs. J. M. Hamric. 

203. Miss Maud Burke, Statesville. 



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204. Miss Roxie Sheets, Lexington. 

205. Miss Ruby Reid, Wake Forest. 

206. Miss Katie Beaman, Clinton. 

207. Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Mt. Zion Asso. 

208. Mrs. W. J. Wallace, Morehead City. 

209. Mrs. L. L. Leary, Morehead City. 

210. Mrs. W. T. Jones, Morehead City. 

211. Mrs. 0. L. Betts, Raleigh. 

212. Mrs. Walter Bdmundson, Raleigh. 

213. Mrs. A. M. Waitt, Raleigh. 

214. Mrs. J. P. Green, Mocksville. 

213. Mrs. N. M. Pettway, Smithfield. 

214. Mrs. W. X. Coley, Raleigh. 

215. Mrs. E. E. Bernard, Durham. 

217. Mrs. M. J. Hudgins, Marshall. 

218. Mrs. W. D. Homer, Oxford. 

219. Mrs. Hubert Morris. Raleigh. 

220. Mrs. E. C. Holloman, Raleigh. 

221. Miss Minnie Gwaltney, Hickory. 

222. Mrs. E. K. Howard, Oxford. 

223. Mrs. Helen Perry, Roanoke Rapids. 

224. Mrs. W. C. Richardson, Raleigh. 

225. Mrs. A. J. Eller, Raleigh. 

226. Mrs. W. D. Homer, Raleigh. 

227. Mrs. Viola Young, E. Durham. 

228. Mrs. R. C. Josey, Scotland Neck. 

229. Mrs. R. T. Vann, Raleigh. 

230. Miss T. E. Young, Raleigh. 

231. Mrs. H. D. Chapen, Pittsboro. 

234. Mrs. J. E. Debnam, Snow Hill. 

235. Mrs. John F. Lanneau, Wake Forest. 

237. Miss Laura Edgerton, Sunbeams, First Ch., 
Raleigh. 



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Woman's 
Missionary Union 



Auxiliary to Baptist State Convention 
of North Carolina 



1917 



Twenty Seventh Annual Session 
Greensboro March 20-23rd. 



"For ye serve the Lord Christ' 



TWENTY EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION. ASHEVILLE 
MARCH 26-29th. 



REPORT 



TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



OF NORTH CAROLINA 



AUXILIARY TO 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 



THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

GREENSBORO, N. C. 
MARCH 20-23, 1917 



RALEIGH 

The Mutual Publishing Company, Printers 
1917 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 



FINANCIAL AIMS FOR THE YEAR 1917-1918. ^-^ 

, 3 f " 

Foreign Missions $20,000.00 ^, (, '. ^ " 

Home Missions 14,000.00 -2^.*;''''' 

State Missions 12,000.00 ' 

Louisville Training School 5,000.00 f ^ 

Sunday School Board 100.00 / v/ • ^ 

Margaret Educational Fund 100.00 I ^ o 

Expense Fund 800.00 % o c 

Church Building and Loan Fund 11,000.00 , ^i% 0. <^ ^ 



Total $03,000.00-. 

OFFICERS 1917-1918 



PRESIDENT. 

Mrs. Wesley N. Jones Raleigh 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

^Mrs. Hight C. Moore Raleigh 

^ Mrs. . S. N. Watson Winton 

% Mrs. H. T. Pope Lumberton 

\ Mrs, T. S. Franklin ^ Charlotte 

Mrs. W. H. Wooda^ ' Asheville 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY-TREASURER. 

Miss Bertha Carroll , Raleigh 

RECORDING SECRETARY. 

Mrs. J. S. Farmer Raleigh 

SECRETARY YOUNG WOMAN'S AUXILIARY. 

Mrs. R. N. Simms Raleigh 

JUNIOR SUPERINTENDENT. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs Raleigh 

EDITORS. 

Miss Bertha Carroll Raleigh 

Mrs. R. N. Sini.ms Raleigh 

Miss Elizabeth Briggs Raleigh 

MEMBERS OP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Mrs. J. R. Barkley, Mrs. Z. M. Caviness, 

Mrs. C. E. Brewer, Mrs. W. H. Cooper, 

Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Mrs. J. H. King, 

Mrs. J. D. Boushall, Mrs. T. W. O'Kelly, 

Mrs. N. B. Broughton, Mrs. W. F. Marshall, 

Mrs. J. W. Bunn, Mrs. W. C. Riddick, 

Mrs. Weston Bruner, Mrs. J. H. Weathers. 



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ASSOCIATIONAL SUPERINTENDENTS — 1917-1918. 
Greensboro Division. 
MRS. H. C. MOORE, Raleigh, Vice-President. 

/ Beulali — Mrs. C. M. Murchison, Yanceyville. 
Central — Mrs. J. W. Whitfield, Creedmoor. 
Flat River — Mrs. John Webb, Oxford. 
Mount Zion — Mrs. Charles L. Haywood, Durham. 
Piedmont — ^Mrs. Whitt R. Stone, Greensboro. ^ //J /? 

Raleigh — Mrs. T. B. Davis, Zebulon. f^Cc^ #^z^^^^m:- 
Sandy Creek — Mrs. P. H. St. Clair, Sanford. 
Tar River — Mrs. W. W, Parker, Henderson. 

Elizabeth City Division. 

"MRS. S. N. WATSON, Winton, Vice-President. 

Chowan — Mrs. E. M. Sawyer, Belcross. 
Neuse-Atlantic — Mrs. C. W. Blanchard, New Bern. 
Roanoke — Mrs. W. E. Daniel, Weldon. 
West Chowan — Mr- s . Herbe^ J c nki rtgr Aulander 

Wilmington Division. 

MRS. H. T. POPE, Lumberton, Vice-President. 

Bladen — 

/ Brunswick — Mrs. J. L. Simmons, Shallotte, 

/ Cape Fear and Columbus — Mrs. J. J. Hendren, Chadbourn. 

Cumiberland — Mi& n Ma l ti b-j^^eAf^httr, Parkton. Oyy^ - U C /V^^o^r? 

Eastern — Miss Macy Cox, Magnolia. 

Johnston County — Mrs. B. A. Hocutt, Clayton. 

Little River — Mrs. J. B. Tugwell, Lillington. 

Robeson — ^Mrs. R. D. Caldwell, Lumberton. 

South River — Mrs. C. S. Royal, Salemburg. 
^ Wilmington — Miss Florence Whitney, Wilmington. 

Charlotte Division. 

MRS. T. S. FRANKLIN, Charlotte, Vice-President. 

/ Brushy Mountain — Miss Nan Welborn, Wilkesboro. 

Caldwell — Mrs. J. A. Boldin, Lenoir. 

Catawba River — Mrs. J. E. Erwin, Morganton. 
/ Green River — Miss Clara Morris, Union Mills. 

King's Mountain — Mrs. Wm. Archer, Shelby. 

Liberty — Mrs. P. S. Vann, Lexington. 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — Mrs. J. D. Withers, Charlotte, R. 12. 
/ Montgomery — Mrs. W. L. Wright, Troy. 
Pee Dee^ — Mrs. L. L. Henry, Wadesboro. 
Pilot Mountain' — Mrs. J. J. Roddick, Winston-Salem. 
Saijdy Run — Mrs. A. H. McDaniel, Forest City. 



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South Fork — Mrs. H. B. Moore, Gastonia. 
South Yadkin — Mrs. C. S. Cashwell, Salisbury. 
Stanly — 

/ Surry — Mrs. J. H. Tharpe, Elkin. 

Union — Mrs. D. B. Snyder, Monroe. 
/Yadkin — ^Miss Delia Woodhouse, Booneville. 

Asheville Division. 

MRS. W. H. WOOD ALL, Asheville, Vice-President. 

Buncombe — Miss Annie L. Logan, Asheville. 

Carolina — Mrs. J. F. Brooks, Hendersonville. 

French Broad — Mrs. R. L. Moore, Mars Hill. 

Haywood — Mrs. J. R. Morgan, Waynesville. 
/ Tefnnessee River — Mrs. J. L. Gibson, Bryson City. 
/ Three Forks — Mrs. D. F. Horton, Vilas. 
/ Tuc^aseigee — Mrs. ,C. L. Allison, Sylva. J/? ' 

/Macon— fkc^ /X^..^^ - XJU^ ^ // 

y Transylvania — Mrs. J. N. Lee, Rosman. 
/ Liberty-Ducktown — Mrs. Nora C. White, Murphy, Rt. 2. 
/ Western Carolina — Mrs. L. L. Witherspoon, Murphy. 

.Yancey — 
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^'yPi^ACEiS OF MEETING AND AMOUNTS CONTRIBUTED BY 
WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION OF NORTH CAROLINA 
SINCE ITS SEPARATION FROM STATE CONVENTION. 

Durham^four months — Dec. 1905-April, 1906 % 7,443.96 

Goldsboro, 1907 20,804.89 

Gastonia, 1908 21,546.16 

High Point, 1909 , 27,002.29 

Oxford, 1910 30,002.16 

Wilmington, 1911 32,003.39 

Monroe, 1912 . . 34,422.00 

Raleigh, 1913 39,668.96 

Hendersonville, 1914 40,2 55.13 

New Bern, 1915 42,548.86 

Winston^Salem, 1916 46,759.95 

Greensboro, 1917 50,849.79 

Total $393,307.44! 

Total contributions since organization, Jan., 1886... 519,726.10 
Contributed to Jubilee Funds and Foreign Mission 

Debt 17,174.95 



CONSTITUTION 



PREAMBLE. 

We, the women of the Baptist churches of North Carolina, de- 
sirous of stimulating- the missionary spirit and the grace of giv- 
ing among the women and children of the churches, and of aid- 
ing in the collection of funds for, missionary purposes to be dis- 
bursed by the State Mission Board and the Boards of the South- 
ern Baptist Convention, adopt he following Constitution: 

ARTICLE I. 
NAME. 

This organization shall be known as the Woman's Missionary 
Union of North Carolina, auxiliary to the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. 

ARTICLE II. 
OBJECT. 

The object shall be threefold: (1) To stimulate a broader re- 
ligious development on the part of the Baptist women and girls 
of the State, to train the children in Christian work, and enlist, 
all in active, personal endeavor for the salvaiton of those in 
their own communities. (2) To receive and distribute mission- 
ary information, to stimulate effort to encourage the organiza- 
tion of Missionary Societies and Bands amng the -women, young 
people and children. t3) To encourage the earnest, systematic 
co-operation of women and children in contributing money for 
missions at home and abroad. 

ARTICLE III. 

OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The officers shall be a President, five Vice-Presi- 
dents from different parts of the State, a Corresponding Secre- 
tary, and a Treasurer, a Recording Secretary, a Secretary of Young 
Woman's Work, a Junior Superintendent, and an Editor, whoi 
together with sixteen ladiesi residing in or near Raleigh, shall 
form the executive committee. 

ELECTION. 

Sec. 2. These officers and the sixteen ladies who together with 
them compose the Executive Committee, shall be annually elected 
on the last day of the Annual Session after nominations by a 
Nominating Committee, composed of five members, one from 
each division, who shall be elected by a larger committee of 
twenty-five, five from each division; this committee being elected 
from the fioor. 



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ARTICLE IV. 
ANNUAL MEETING. 

The Annual Meetings shall be held at such time and place as 
the Union shall decide. 

ARTICLE V. 
REPRESENTATION AT ANNUAL MEETING. 

Those entitled to membership in the Annual Meeting shall be 
the officers of the Union, Executive Committee, the Assoclational 
Superintendents, five representatives from the Entertaining So- 
ciety, together with one representative from every Woman's Mis- 
sionary Society, every Young Woman's Auxiliary, and an adult 
representative for every Junior Society, with one additional rep- 
resentative for every hundred dollars contributed to Home, State, 
and Foreign Missions above the first hundred: Provided, that no 
Society shall have more than three delegates and no church 
shall have more than five delegates. Only such delegates 
as are personally present and duly accredited by the Union shall 
be entitled to vote. 

ARTICLE VI. 

CONDUCT OF MEETING. 

Every session of the Union shall be opened and closed with 
religious exercises. 

.ARTICLE VII. 
PROGRAM. 

The program shall be arranged by the Executive Committee 
in conference with the committee of the Society witii which the 
Annual Meeting is held. 

ARTICLE VIII. 
AMENDMENTS. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended by a two-thirds 
vote of members present at any Annual Meeting, one month's 
previous notice of proposed change having been given through 
the Executive Committee. 

1. President The President shall preside at the meetings of 

the Woman's Missionary Union and all meetings of the Executive 
Committee, shall appoint all committees not otherwise provided 
for, and shall be ex officio member of all standing com^mittees. 
She shall also be the State Vice-President of the Southern Bap- 
tist Union and shall endeavor to l^eep the State work m line with 
the plans of the General Union. She may, through the Record- 



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ing Secretary, call special meetings of the Executive Committee 
when in her judgment needed, or at the request of five members 
of said committee. 

2. Corresponding Secretary. — The Corresponding Secretary 
shall conduct the correspondence of the Union, present reports of 
the condition of the work at the Annual Meeting, keep a record 
book as a source of information, organize societies, send out 
blanks for quarterly reports, and conduct other business usual to 
the office. 

3. Treasurer. — It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep 
an accurate account of all money contributed to missions by So- 
cieties and individual mission workers, when reported to her 
through receipts signed by the Church Treasurer, or sent direct 
to her. She shall make out a quarterly report at the close of 
each quarter to be forwarded to each Society, and an annual re- 
*port to be submitted to the Annual Meetings of the Woman's 
Missionary Societies. She shall keep an account of the receipts 
and disbursements of all money sent her for Expense Fund of 
Executive Committee, and render quarterly and annual reports of 
same. 

4. Recording Secretary. — The Recording Secretary shall keep 
an accurate account or record of the annual and special meetings 
of the Woman's Missionary Union. She shall also notify officers 
of their election and committees of their appointment, and shall 
perform other duties usual to her office. 

5. Junior Superintendent. — The Junior Superintendent shall, 
with the co-operation of pastors, Superintendents and officers or 
Societies, seek to organize the children for efficient, .systematic 
mission work. She shall, through correspondence and the col- 
umns of our denominational papers, seek to enlist the children 
in mission work. She shall report at the Annual Meeting, 

6. Secretary of Young Woman's AVork.— The Secretary of 
Young Woman's Work shall have the oversight of this work, 
and by correspondence and visits shall seek to enlist the young! 
women of our churches and colleges in mission work, 

7.. .Editor. — It shall be the duty of the Editor to conduct the 
Woman's Missionary Union department of the State denomina- 
tional paper, 

8. Associational Superintendents. — The Associational Super- 
intendents shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Asso- 
ciational Union. They shall correspond with the President of 
the Executive Committee and the officers of all Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies and Junior Societies in all the churches ot 
their Associations. They shall assist the Societies in form.ing an 
Associational Union, which shall meet annually. They shall be 
ex officio members of the Executive Committee, and shall as 
frequently as possible, attend the mionthly meetings of that com- 
mittee. An Annual Meeting of the Superintendents and Execu- 
tive Committee shall be held during the Annual Meeting. 

9, Executive Committee. — The Executive Committee shall' 
carry out the instructions of the Union, and transact all busi- 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



ness between its sessions. It shall meet monthly, and oftener 
when necessary- Seven members shall constitute a quorum. 
When a vacancy occurs, the remaining members of the Executive 
Committee shall be empowered to fill the unexpired term. The 
committee shall report at the Annual Meeting and send an 
annual report to the State Convention through the State Board 
of Missions. 

10. Representatives to the IMissionary Union Auxiliary to the 
Southern Baptist Oonvention. — These representatives shall be ap- 
pointed by the Missionary Union of North Carolina at its annual 
session. 

11. Expenses. — -The expenses of the Executive Committee for 
printing, postage, and stationery, stenographic service and similar 
expenditures, together with the traveling expenses of officers to 
Associational meetings, shall be met by a yearly contribution of 
ten cents per member from each local Society — said contribution 
to be made in May. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

OF NORTH CAROLINA 
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



Greensboro, N. C, March 20, 1917. 

The twenty-seventh annual session of the Woman's Mis- 
sionary Union of North Carolina, auxiliary to the Baptist 
State Convention, assembled in the First Baptist Church of 
this city at 8 o 'clock tonight. Rev. J. Clyde Turner, pastor 
of the church, presided, the occasion being the annual ser- 
mon before the Woman's Missionary Union. 

Hymn, ''All Hail the Povv^er of Jesus' Name." 

Prayer, Rev. J. Clyde Turner. 

Special music by the choir. 

Scripture reading. Psalm 102, 

Solo. 

Mr. Turner presented Dr. C. D. Graves, pastor of the 
Wake Forest Church, who preached the sermon from the 
text, "All authority has been given unto me in heaven and 
on earth. Go, ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptiz- 
ing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things 
whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you 
always even unto the end of the world." Matt. 28:19-20. 
i Hymn, "The Son of God goes forth to war," was sung 
and the congregation was dismissed after prayer by the 
pastor of the First Reformed Church. 



WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 21. 

The Union assembled at 10 a. m. 

Hymn, ' ' My Faith looks up to Thee, ' ' was sung. 

Mrs. Wesley N. Jones, President, called the session to 
order and asked that the keynote of this meeting be Praise 
and Joy in Service. 

The devotional service was conducted by Mrs. Whitt R. 



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Stone, Superintendent of the Piedmont Association, who 
read 1 Peter 1 :13-17. 

Prayer — ^Miss Mabel Clark. 

On motion of the Recording Secretar;^ it was ordered 
that the calling of the roll be dispensed with; that those 
whose registration cards have been deposited with the 
Secretary up to this time be recognized as constituting the 
organization, but that the Secretary be empowered to add 
to this list from the cards that may be subsequently de- 
posited. 

Miss Bertha Carroll moved that the program prepared 
and now in the hands of delegates be adopted as the order 
of business for this session. Carried. 

Special music by the choir. 

Greetings were extended by Mrs. Paul G. Welch for the 
Woman's Missionary Society; for the women of the city 
by Mrs. Lucy G. Robertson. 

Response by Mrs. Everett Lockett, of AVinston-Salem. 

Solo by Mrs. Wade Brown. 

The Chair recognized Mrs. W. C. James, of Richmond, 
Va., President of the W. M. Union of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention. Mrs. James extended greetings from the 
Union. The following missionaries and visitors were rec- 
ognized : Miss Laura Cox, Guaymas, Mexico ; Miss Rene 
Joyce, Bahia, Brazil ; Mrs. Lucy Robertson, Greensboro ; 
Mrs. C. L. Goodno, Raleigh, President AV. C. T. V. of North 
Carolina. 

The report of the Corresponding Secretary was present- 
ed by Miss Bertha Carroll. Report adopted. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY 1916-17* 

Another year of service in the Master's vineyard has passed — 
a year which we feel has been a triumphant one. As we review 
it and note the difficulties which have been overcome and the 
steady growth which has been maintained, we cannot but feel 
with humble gratitude that God has accepted our human plana 
and efforts with their many imperfections, and given them His di- 
vine blessing. We have planted; He has given the Increase, and 
our hearts are lifted up with the joy of service. 

Tlie Quarters in Brief. 

During the first quarter, Miss Barrus continued her work as 
Corresponding Secretary. The important duties of the quarter 
were the sending out of literature for the Home Mission Week ot 
Prayer, the Annual State W. M. U. Meeting, the Annual Southern 
W. M. U. Meeting, the publishing and mailing of our State 



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Minutes, and the sending out of the letters and the Training 
School literature for the secnod quarter. In addition to these 
regular duties, the retiring Secretary, with her cliaracterisitc 
thoughtfulness for others, spent much time and care getting all 
things in readiness for the incoming Secretary. 

Your present Corresponding Secretary-Treasurer entered the 
office at the beginning of the second quarter. During June, July, 
a-nd August ten associational meetings were attended by members 
of the Executive Committee or their representatives. In June 
the W. M. U. department of the Seaside Assembly was conducted 
by Mrs. H. T. Pope and attended by many W. M. U. workers. 
Literature for our State Mission quarter was publishea and mail- 
ed to each society in August. 

Except for the sending out of State Mission literature and the 
regular quarterly letters and literature for the fourth quarter, 
which were mailed in November, the entire third quarter was 
spent in visiting associations. Twenty-eight meetings were at- 
tended during September, October an-d November. 

The fourth quarter was spent in filling orders for the Foreign 
Mission literature, in sending out the letters and leaflets for our 
Home Mission quarter, and in preparation for the Annual Meet- 
ing. 

Statistical Olfice Report. 

Calendars of Prayer sent out, 168; personal letters, 1,52 0; 
circular letters, 8,551; postals, 2,849; programs, 7,839; envel- 
opes, 51,101; report blanks, 11,935; minutes, 1,416; mite boxes, 
2,360; manuals and Year Books, 1,523; leaflets, 49,112; post- 
age, $218.07. Total letters and literature, 147,874. 



Miles traveled by officers 6,985 

Expenrlitiirf^s. 

For stamps and postals $ 260.00 

Printing and stationery 300.32 

" Office supplies 3.85 

Salarv of Corresponding Secretary-Treasurer .... 1,200.00 

Total paid by State Board $1,764.17 

From W. M. U. Expense Fund 652.80 

Total expenditures for the year $2,416.97 



Financial Aims and Attainments. 

For each of our regular objects, our contributions exceeded our 
aim for the year, except for Foreign Missions. For Home Mis- 
sions oiir gifts were $283.52 above our aim, for State Missions, 
$1,091.79; for Louisville Training School, $628.59; for ^largarec 
Educational Fund, $82.53; for Sunday School Board, $100.45: 
for Expense Fund, $16.42. The Foreign Mission offering fell 
$3 52.51 below our aim. Making the deduction for this fact, our 



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gifts exceeded our aims by $1,838.79. This does not include the 
total of $8,881.98, which we gave on the Foreign Mission Board 
Debt, the Judson Centennial Fund, and to the Church Building 
and Loan Fund. We planned to raise $49,000 this year; we 
have raised $59,731.77! 

Do not these facts reproach us that our faith has been so 
small? And shall we not for the coming year set for ourselves, 
as God sets for us, a higher goal? 

The Year's Growth. 

Normal growth is indicative of healthy life. We are, there- 
fore, glad to report that there has been no prodigious or sensa- 
tional increase in any line of our W. M. U. work this year. The 
following figures will indicate how steady and normal the growth 
has been. 

1. Growth in the number of societies. Last year 1.212 so" 
cieties reported to the W. M. U. Executive Commttiee. Five hun- 
dred and fifty-seven of them reported every quarter. This year 
1,421 societies have sent in reports and 613 of them have not 
failed to report each quarter. Three hundred and twenty-two 
societies have been organized during the year. Approximately 
twenty-five of these have not yet had the opportunity to report. 
This gives us a net increase of 23 4 organizations, which bring us 
for 1917-'18 added strength and inspiration. 

A comparatively small number of societies have died this year-— 
in all about eighty-eight. We are, it seems, learning to organize 
only where there is strong probability that the organization w^ill 
live, for it is much more difficult to resuscitate the dead society 
than to enlist the unenlisted one. 

2. Growth in the number of workers. 'This has been accom- 
plished in two ways, particularly by increasing the number of 
organizations, and by the division of the larger societies into 
circles. 

3. Growth in contributions. This year's gifts to all objects 
show a gain of $6,772.36 over those of last year. 

4. Growth in Personal Service. Approximately 300 societies 
have definitely organized for Personal Service, and are thus tx- 
pressing to the needy at their own doors the true spirit of Chris- 
tian missions. 

5. Are not the above facts the evidence of still another and 
more fundamental growth? May we not say that the past year 
has been marked by deeper consecration, by more of the spiri" o't 
self-sacrifice for the Master, by a greater love for the world which 
needs so much knowledge of Him who is its light? 

With the Associations. 

We now have forty-eight associational unions, each with a su- 
perintendent and other officers. Two, the Liberty-Ducktown and 
Western, were organized last year. Forty-one of the associations 
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eight were attended by members of the Executive Committee or 
their represntatives. as follows: By our President, S; by Y. W. A. 
Secretary, 6; by the Junior Superintendent, 9; by Corresponding 
Secretary, 12; Mrs. W. H. Woodall visited 4; Mrs. J. J. Roddick, 
2; Mrs. L. L. Henry, 1. 

Practically all of the metings were held separate from the gen- 
eral association, and almost without exception they were well at- 
tended and enthusiastically conducted. 

We now have in circulation fourteen Traveling Libraries, and 
the Superintendents report 166 mission study classes held during 
the year, 2,2 76 copies of Home and Foreign Fields taken, 2,2 47 
copies of Royal Service, and many of the Biblical Recorder. 
The Eastern and Mt. Zion Associations made nine points on the 
Standard of Excellence; the Chowan, Flat River, Johnston 
County, Neuse-Atlantic, Roanoke, Robeson, South Fork, South 
Yadkin, and Tar River made eight, and a number made seven 
points. 

Thirty-three associations made a ten-per cent, increase in con- 
tributions, and practically every one of the associations made an 
increase over the gifts of 1915-16. The Central led with a con- 
tribution of $3,953.75, the West Chowan came next with $3,- 
9 41.75, The Flat River and the Tar River Associations reported 
the largest number of new societies, the numbers being twenty- 
two and sixteen, respectively. Johnston County reported four- 
teen and the Carolina, Central, Raleigh and Sandy Run each re- 
ported nine. 

As^ we recall the gratifying facts of the year's worx, we would 
not forget that we owe them largely to the faithful and effective 
labors of our forty-eight Associational Superintendents. Quarter 
by quarter they have written letters to their societies, sent report 
blanks to them and reported to the Executive Committee. They 
have planned and conducted associational meetings, and compiled 
statistics which we could not have obtained without their aid. A 
summary of their annual reports shows that they have written 
7,061 letters and postals during the year and traveled 7,392 miles 
in the interest of missions. 

A Backward Look. 

With only a very few exceptions, our Union has, since its organ- 
ization, igone steadily forward. Instead of the little band ot 
women who began the work thirty years ago, there is now a great 
host of workers 2 5,600 strong — loving and mighty in God's ser- 
vice. Instead of the $1,000 contributed tha"- first year, we now 
give $59,000. Year after year higher aims have been set and 
reached. Surely, the hand of the Lord is upon His people to bless 
them, and to prosper the works of their hands because they de- 
light to do his bidding. 

A Forward Look. 

Grateful for the success of the past, but not content with its 
achievemients, let us face the future. 



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According to the Annual Reports of the Associational Superin- 
tendents there are S3 7 churciies in associations where a W. M. U. 
has been organized which have no missionary societies. The same 
reports show that there are 101,000 Baptist women unenlisted in 
the work of missions as carried on by the Union. Ttiousands or 
young people are every day taking up the duties of men or women 
untrained in mission thought or activity 

Our own people are waiting to be taught, missionaries are wait- 
ing to be sent, the world is waiting to receive the light. These 
facts are challenging us as we face the new year. Shall we not 
accept the challenge? 

An Upward Look. 

Realizing that with Christ who strengthens us we can do all 
things, and that without Him we can do nothing, let us look up in 
faith and supplication as we begin the work of another year. 
Constant in prayer and ministry, and remembering ever that we 
'"serve the Lord Christ," let us joyfully "work the works of Him, 
that sent us while it is day." 

Respectfully submitted, 

BERTHA CARROLL, 
Corre.^^ponding Secretary. 

The report of the Treasurer for the year closing Feb- 
ruary 28, 1917, was presented by Miss Bertha Carroll and, 
on motion of Mrs. H. C. Moore, adopted. 

Mrs. C. E. Mason, Y. W. A. Secretary, presented the fol- 
lowing- report : 

"Thanks be to G-od which giveth us the victory through our 
Lord Jesus Christ." I. Cor. 15:57. 

Have you thought how often Jesus in His, I thank thee, O 
Father! was giving thanks, not for what had already come to 
pass, but for those things He could trust His Father to give in the 
future? 

If there were more praise and thanksgiving in our lives, God 
would honor us with greater blessings. 

We are thankful for the great blessings of the past year and by 
faith we give thanks for future victory. The increase in all lines 
of the young womens and girls' work has been very gratifying to 
those of us who watch the records. 

The number of Auxiliaries this year is 2 49, sixty-two over that 
of last year, from thirty-seven Associations. 

The Mt. Zion Association led in number of Auxiliaries, having 
sixteen. The Mt. Zion Association also leads in the amount con- 
tributed to all objects, their gifts being $9 62.69. 

Sixty-four Societies reported every quarter, against fifty last 
year. We trust that our aim of 100 Societies reporting every 
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Our Ann Hasseltine Circles at Chowan and Meredith Colleges 
are doing splendid work. We must think how far-reacninig this 
work is to rightly appreciate its value. We have organizations 
also at Pruitland Institute and at Mars Hill. 

Our total gifts amount to $6,087.15, against $5,744.40 last year, 
a gain of $3 42.75. About a 10 per cent increase was made every 
quarter, except the first, when we had a falling off of about $2 00 
for Home Missions. We believe the girls will make amends for 
this mistake in the present quarter. We have no desire to exploit 
our girls, but we know too well that the good seea cannot be 
sown, even in virgin soil, without some measure of mp.terial re- 
sults, and we must judge the extent of the sowing by the harvest. 
May our faith claim even far greater progress in spiritual growth, 
and may the Master, as of old, multiply their gifts so they may 
feed multitudes with the Bread of Life. 

The Secretary has visited six Annual Association meetings 
and six Societies for special meetings and one associational rally 
for Young Women' and Girls' Auxiliaries. 

Two hundred and forty-four letters and twenty-nme postals 
hav been written and eleven packages of literature sent out. All 
regular literature is sent from the Raleigh ofRce. 

Your Secretary tgives up her office at this time with genuine 
regret because she has not been able to give to it the time it so 
much demands. It is a work of increasing joy and reflex bless- 
ing. The women who by their sympathetic and helpful interest 
make the way smoother for some Auxiliary will in no wise lose 
their reward. 

To each and every co-laborer we would express our sincere ap- 
preciation and hearty thanks for every help and kindness. God 
grant that as His women doing His work we may more and more 
realize that it is what He does for us and through us, and not our 
own efforts, that makes the work prosper. 

We couM not have a better daily prayer than the words of our 
Union hymn: 

"Lord, speak to me that I may speak 
In living echoes of Thy tone." 

Following are the statistics for the year: Young Women's 
Auxiliaries, 158; Girls' Auxiliaries, 52; new Y. W. A.'s, 25; new 
G. A.'s, 14; total Auxiliaries, 249; amount for year, $6,086.15. 
Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. C. E. MASON, 
Y. W. A. Secretary. 

At the conclusion of her report the Union extended to 
Mrs, Mason a vote of thanks and appreciation for her faith- 
ful service. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Superintendent of Junior Work, 
presented the following report, which was adopted: * 



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As I come before you again to present an annual report of the 
work done by the Sunbeams and Royal Ambassadors, I am more 
conscious of those for whom I speak than of those to whom I 
speak. We have noticed in each report presented today a note of 
joy and thanksgiving. Almost there seems a grea: anthem or 
praise from our Woman's Societies and from our Young Woman's 
Auxiliaries. The music rises in rich harmony, telling of aims 
reached, of hopes fulfilled and of joyous purposes to be more 
faithful and zealous for Him whose cause is being forwarded. 

Now the louder notes of the anthem are stilled. In the pause 
we hear the high clear voices of children, thousands and thous- 
ands of children — • 

Do you hear the children singing 

In the light, in the light? 
Par and near their off'rings bringing 

Shining bright, shining bright! 
To the Christ Child's feet they bear 

Loving gifts and off'rings rare, 
That the little ones in darkness, far away, 

May see the light. 

No sweeter music than that of children's voices has ever sound- 
ed in mortal ear. And when these young voices find their har- 
mony in the love of the Savior, and their melody in telling His 
love to the children who know Him not, the very angels of heaven 
have no sweeter song. 

The joy note sounds clear and distinct in the financial report 
from the Sunbeams — $4,72 7.2 3, an increase of $297.22 over 
1916. The Royal Ambassadors join in a regular pean of praise 
with $5 59.82 for this year, $178.12 above last year, and $109.82 
beyond their aim. Much of this is due to the splendid gifts from 
the boys of the Asheville First Church. They lead the Royal Am- 
bassadors this year with $132.06.. The other five leading chapters 
are Lumberton First Church, $36.28; Sawyer's Creek, $30.44; 
Ashboro Street, Greensboro, $27.55; Greensboro First Church, 
$2 5.3 4; Buckhorn (W. Chowan), $2 3.70 . 

Again we find the Sunbeams of the Lumberton First Church 
leading the State with a gift of $13 5.12. They have been ahead 
so long that they will begin to think the place belongs to them. 
We are delighted at their continued leadership, but we wish more 
Bands would draw close around this high mark. Aslieville First 
Church came nearest with $12 9.68; then Asheboro Street, Greens- 
boro, $103.35; Hickory, $99.71; Rocky Mount, $87.50; Brown 
Memorial, Winston-Salem, $72.5 3. Other Bands also have done 
fine work this year, and we wish that each might be commended 
by name for faithfulness and progress. 

Through the kindness of Dr. Livingston Johnson, we were al- 
lowed to offer little books of Psalms and the Gospels to the Dollar 
Sunbeams. These were supplied from the Pullen Testament 
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fact that the list of Dollar SiinbeamiS and R. A.'s has counted up 
to 483 this year. Some children's names appear on the dollar list 
for each special offering, showing them far more regular and lib- 
eral in their giving than many who handle larger sums of money. 

Last year there were 411 Bands and forty-six chapters that re- 
ported. This year we have 4 51 Bands and fifty-three Chapters, a 
net increase of forty and seven, respectively. The new organiza- 
tions of the year are ninety-eight Bands and twenty-three Chap- 
ters, showing a loss of seventy-four. Though we always regret 
exceedingly to lose one mission organization, the loss this year is 
less than we have had to record in the past. 

The weak place in our Junior work, as I see it, is m the low 
average contribution per society. We do not expect impossible 
amounts from little children. Yet we find small churches with 
active, liberal Sunbeam Bands, while again and again stronger 
churches are lax and neglectful in their mission training for the 
children. The average gift per Band this year is $10.S7. There 
are 306 Bands below this average, and 14 5 above ii. The tasi^ 
before your iSuperintendent is how to rouse the 306 to larger 
efforts, and she invites suggestions. 

The average gift of the Royal Ambassadors has made a won- 
derful advance this year. From $8.50 it has gone to $10.86. We 
would like to give three cheers for the boys. 

For your Junior Superintendent this has been an exceedingly 
busy j^ear, yet there is little to tabulate. The Annual Leaflet was 
prepared and mailed the first quarter. The State Mission Program 
was arranged by Mrs. S. N. Watson, of Winton, and sent oat in 
August. Quarterly letters were written each quarter, but they 
arc recorded in the office report of the Secretary. About 400 per- 
sonal letters have been written and more than 6,000 pieces of 
literature mailed. 

During the summer and fall it was my pleasure to visit nine 
Associations; the Cumberland, Central, Flat River, Raleigh, Tar 
River, Union, Pee Dee, Roanoke, an-d Johnston. 

Stop-over visits were made at five towns where from one to 
three Societies were visited. In the interest of the work 1,S3S 
miles have been traveled this year. 

The joy of this work you entrusted to me is very great; the hour 
of rendering an account of my stewardship is very solemn. My 
prayer for the new year is that unto each of us shall be accorded a 
greater measure of that divine power that, working in us, shall 
accomplish through us, exceeding abundantly above all we dare 
ask or think. Respectfully submitted. 

ELIZABRTH BRIGGS. 

Hymn, "He Leadeth Me," was sung. 

Announcement was made that next year a banner with 
the words — W. M. Union, First Honor — would he presented 
by the Executive Committee to the Association makins^ the 



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most progress iu organization and contributions during the 
year. 

The Vice-Presidents of the five Divisions presented their 
annual reioorts. 

Greensboro Division — Mrs. H. C. Moore, Raleigh. Mrs. Moore 
reported steady growtii in each of the eight associations in her 
division during the year, nfty-five new societies organized, eighi, 
as&ociational meetings held, and six Traveling Libraries in circu- 
lation. 

Elizabeth City Division — Mrs. John Freeman. Since Mrs. Free- 
man had moved to Virginia and was unable to attend the meeting, 
no report of her division was presented. 

Wilmington Division — Mrs. H. T. Pope, Lumberton. In Mrs. 
Pope's absence, Mrs. E. K. Proctor, of Lumberton, read her report. 
The W. M. U. work has made steady progress in this division dur- 
ing the past year, the special feature of the year's work being 
the iSeaside Assembly, held June 2 5 to July 2, at W rightsville 
Beach. 

Charlotte Division — Mrs. W. H. Reddish, AVadesboro. Sixteen 
of the eighteen associations of this division have Supermtendents, 
held annual associational meetings during 1916-'! 7, and made an 
increase in contributions over the previous year. 

Asheville Division — Mrs. W. H. Woodall, Asheville. In Mrs. 
Wootlall's absence, no report oif her division was presented. 

Greetings were read from Miss Blanche Barrus, former 
Corresponding Secretary. 

On motion of Mrs. C. L. Haywood, a reply was sent to 
Miss Barrus from the Union. 

Miss E. N. Briggs moved that a message of appreciation 
be sent to Mrs. J. S. Farmer, Recording Secretary, who was 
prevented by sickness from attending this session of the 
Union. This motion was adopted and the message was sent 
by the Corresponding Secretary, Miss Carroll. 

Mrs. Henry Bunch, of Raleigh, was appointed by the 
Executive Committee to serve as Assistant Recording Sec- 
retary. 

Mrs. W. C. James congratulated the Union on the reports 
of the year's Avork. 

The Union then heard the Annual Address of the Presi- 
dent, Mrs. AVesley N. Jones. 

A WORLD-WIDE MISSIONARY CRISIS. 

In our meeting last year we emphasized the things that were 
essential if we would go forward in this work of worla evangeliza- 
tion: the consecration, or giving one's self unreservedly to the 
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of self; the greater faith that enables us to lay hold on the things 
of Grod; the unity of purpose that harmonizes all of our thought 
and plans; and the power that comes to the humblest servant of 
God through prayer. 

The year that has passed has been a year of progress, of steady 
growth along all lines, and these things that I have mentioned 
have been exemplified in the lives of our workers. Looking for- 
ward to another year, a year we trust of greater achievement, 
we would speak today of some of the things in the world about us 
that call us, and call imperatively for a larger vision of our place 
in the Divine plan for the world's redemption, and for more sac- 
rificial service. 

There is no question but that we are living in a most remark- 
able period of the world's history, when the changes tnat confront 
us are so momentous, and the future so uncertain, that there 
comes a new realization that the only sure foundation is faith in 
Christ, and in His Word that out of all of these tilings that so 
disturb our peace of mind, ,He is working out His eternal purpose 
for the good of all mankind. 

Today there is no place for the idler in the vineyara. The time 
and the cause call ifor our best, and in spite of the powers of evil 
manifested in so miany ways, we can go to our task with the abso- 
lute assurance of success because it is in keeping with the purpose 
of our Lor-d and Savior, the purpose for which He came into the 
world and suffered and died. 

In a rceent mission magazine we find these words' "In the 
vision of the world today as it is, there is despair and death. In a 
vision of God and His Gospel, there is life and hope. A vision ot 
the nations as they are today shows the unspeakable need of all 
mankind for the transforming remedy of the Gospel, but it also 
shows that men are hungry for the bread of life ana many are 
Christlike." 

Let us look briefly at some of the conditions that confront us 
on our mission fields and that we must meet if we measure up to 
our responsibility in this world-wide task. 

China, 

First, our largest and oldest Southern Baptist mission field, 
China. You have heard the often quoted statement oi the traveler 
in China who, writing of this country as the yellow peril tiia"^ 
menaced the peace of the world, said: "China is a sleeping giant; 
God pity the nations of the world when she awakes." China is 
awake, and is demanding the modern civilization that shall enable 
her to compete with the western world. Her universities ar© 
crowded with eager students and the missionary can get an au- 
dience in almost any assembly because he represents that coveted 
western learning. With the intellectual development comes the 
freedom from the bondage and superstition of the religion that 
has enslaved them so many centuries. The missionaries are no 
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the wealthy and influential people are turning away rrom their 
idols and are inquiring as to the true God. Temples have been 
destroyed in many places and there is a breaking away from the 
things of the past. In -he recent internal troubles, in the various; 
provinces of the country, the Chinese sent their wives and chil- 
dren and valuables to the mission compounds for safety — a great 
contrast to the si".uation only seventeen years ago, when the mis- 
sionaries had to fly to the yamens for protection during the Boxer 
riots and sad to say did not always receive it. 

In this country we have one missionary to every 100,00 people, 
in some provinces one to ever 2 00,000 — an utterly inadequate 
force. The best schools in China are those in charge of the mis- 
sionaries and through them we have the opportunity of moulding 
the churches and thought of the China of tomorrow. But to tio this 
we must greatly increase their number and equipment, so that in 
answering the demand for mental enlightenm,ent we can give 
them, the spiritual knowledge that alone can save their people. 
So great is the population of this vast country that there are to- 
day, after more than a hundred years of mission worx, thousanas 
o>f villages where the people not only have no knowledge of God 
but have never seen a foreigner. 

Dr. Wellington Koo, Chinese minister to our own country, 
says: "The present widespread educational movement in China 
is traceable in its origin to a very large extent to the humble ef- 
forts begun half a century ago by pioneer missionaries of the 
Christian church in China, and that the eificiency of missionary 
institutions in training men of discipline and characi,er is a fact 
generally admitted. That the missionary hospitals and dispensa- 
ries are not only places of comfort to the sick and suffering, but 
also serve as centers from which the light of modern science 
radiates to the length and breadth of China, and that many of the 
epoch-making reforms, such as the suppression of the opium 
traffic and the abolishment of foot-binding, have been brought 
about with no little support from the workers in the Christian 
church in China." So much for the testimony of a great heathen 
statesman. We must give to China in the next few years ade- 
quate equipment for our mission schools, a larger force of mis- 
sionaries, more and better hospitals. If we fail to do these 
things, the doors that are open antl opened wide toaay will be 
closed again and closed perhaps forever. 

Japan. 

For three years the Christian churches in Japan have been 
holding evangelistic meetings throughout the empire, and this 
movement has resulted in a widespread revival of interest in the 
Christian religion. In the more than 2 5,000 villages that we 
find in this country, there has been in the last few years marked 
intellectual development, but the moral life of the nation is still 
at a low ebb. 

Recent scandals in government circles have causea a wide dis- 
trust of the principles and standards that have been taught by the 



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native religions and there is a widespread conviction that some- 
thing more is needed if Japan is to realize the place among the 
nations her ambition covets. Count Okuma, the Prime Minister, 
says that though Christianity numbers less than two Hundred 
thousand converts in this land, yet its indirect inliuence has 
poured into every phase of Japanese life. With the learning of 
the west the students of Japan are studying also the religions of 
the west that has made the western nations what they are today, 
and large crowds throng the preaching places throughout the em- 
pire. The Japanese have almost a reverence for the printed page, 
and there is a wonderful opportunity presented in tnis way for 
reaching the people through Christian literature. 

It is interesting to note that the Buddhist church, recognizing 
the efficiency of the methods of the Christian church, !ias set apart 
the sum of $500,000 to be used in organizing and maintaining 
Sunday schools wherein the principles of their faith will be 
taught. Another fact of interest is the recent gift of Baron Mon- 
mura, a Christian, of $100,000 for the endowment or a chair of 
Christianity at the Imperial University in Tokio. The Japanese 
are realizing that the native religion and the materialistic spirit 
that has swept over their people in recent years cannot develop 
the type of citizenship that their nation demands, and that as a 
people they have neglected the spiritual side of life and that this 
alone is effective in buiMing character and nations. It Is the day, 
we might almost say the hour, of opportunity in Japan. Shall 
we not grasp it ere it passes? 

India. 

There have been no greater changes in any mission field than 
those that have taken place in India, the land that will always be 
associated with the name of Judson in the minds of American 
Baptists. Recently a missionary writing from this country says: 
"Twenty-five years ago I was stoned for bringing a low-caste 
Hindoo through the Brahmin street; today I sat down at a ban- 
quet with college students of all castes and all were served by 
servants of the low caste." A society has been organized for the 
purpose of doing away with all caste distinctions. The most re- 
markable movement of all has been the mass movements in which 
large numbers of the lower castes are seeking relief from intol- 
erable conditons by embracing the Christian faith. One can 
readily see that these will need most careful instruction before 
they can be intelligent Christians. There seems to be no question 
as to the fact that the native church is growing in power as well 
as in members. It is a crucial period with the cause in India, 
and a large force of missionary teachers is needed at once.. Thq 
mission forces here have been greatly reduced by the war, as ex- 
tensive work was done here by England and Germany. The na- 
tive church is endeavoring to carry forward the work of evangeli- 
zation and the women are organizing for prayer and for Bible 
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says: "Give us an awakened church and the future of India is 
assured." Give us an awakened church in America and the futur© 
of missions is assured. 

The Moslem World. 

However differing opinions may be as "o "the changes that the 
war will bring about, there is practical unanimity that the Moslem 
world, with its 200,000,000 souls, will be open to the gospel as 
never before. The solidarity of Islam has been broken and Mo- 
hammedans are fighting in the armies of all the nations and for 
the first time in history the Mohammedan is regarding his national 
allegiance as a greater thing than his allegiance to his religious 
faith. The capture of the sacred shrines of Islam by the Grand 
Sheriff of Mecca and his proclamation of independence from Turk- 
ish rule was a great- blow to the Mohammedan faith, and today 
Moslems recognize no central power, no one with authority to 
call them to a holy war, and they have lost their long-cherished 
hope of the ultimate Moslem conquest of the world. It has been 
comparatively but a few years since the penalty for embracing 
Christianity was death, and now Moslem boys and girls are openly 
attending Christian schools and the day is not far distant when 
the veil and the zenana will be a thing of the past. 

With the downfall of the political power of the Moslem, the 
people are beginning to think for themselves. Instead of the re- 
ligious fanaticism that has been so hard to cope with in the past, 
we find dissatisfaction and an inquiring mind for something bet- 
ter; and there are many evidences that the Spirit of God is work- 
ing among these people. Shall we not, following His leading, 
make greater effort for this host of unsaved people? 

Africa. 

No mission field has felt the effects of the war more than the 
Dark Continent. One missionary writing of her field on the west 
coast the first year of the war said: "Under the thatched roofs 
of our churches gather here and there in the forest Sabbath con- 
gregations of from six to eight thousand. Self-support is a major 
intention and in the year before the war the thirty thousand ad- 
herents of this mission gave out of their primitive circumstances 
nearly fifteen thousand dollars to Christian work. We had a 
large industrial plant, there were more than ten thousand pupils 
in the schools, there was a beneficent medical work at four sta- 
tions, the clamor of the drums in unnumbered villages called the 
young to school of a weekday and broke the dark before dawn 
of a Sunday with the call to assemble " 

So much for the days before the war in a neighborhood which 
has been since the war began, a battlefield. There is the same un- 
rest in the religious condition of Africa that we find in her physi- 
cal condition. The struggle between Islam and Christianity goes 
on with unabated zeal, and one-third of the inhabitants are count- 
ed as Mohammedans. Notwithstanding the work done by the mis- 
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stretches of the coast, millions of Africans are yet untouched t)y 
Christian missionaries. One qi the great evils to be contended 
with in our work in this country is the condition that has been 
brought about by the rum traffic, in which the ostensible Chris- 
tian nations have brought to an ignorant and primitive people all 
of the untold horrors of the drink evil for the purpose of gain. 
Surely there is a fearful day of reckoning coming and there is a 
responsibility to each of us to help wipe out this blot on our honor. 

South America. 

South America has been much in the thoughts of mission 
workers since the Pan-American Congress, February, a year ago, 
called their attention to the utterly inadequate preparations that 
have been made to evanelize this people One mission study text- 
book writer calls this country the Land of Opportunity, another 
the Land of Tomorrow; all agree as to the remarkable social, 
commercial and educational development that the present century 
is bringing this vast southern continent. No part of the world is 
more richly endowed with natural resources. The people are 
largely under the rule of the Roman Catholic Churcli, and re- 
ligious intolerance has had full sway. Because of this and be- 
cause some have felt that it was unwise to spend so much of time 
and money in mission work where the people acknowledge the 
true God when there were so many people yet in the bonds or 
hathenism, we have failed to send a sufficient mission force or to 
do the constructive work that was needed. Today the country is 
filled with rationalism and materialism, largely among the higher 
classes. 

In the interior and inaccessible regions there is a population 
of four to eight millions of Indians who are living in almost wild 
state. Another large population living on the borders of civiliza- 
tion has a religion which is a mixture of perverted Catholicism 
and paganism, which, with the Indians, give us a population of 
13,000,000 who know nothing of the saving grace of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ. We have one missionary in South America 
to every 156,000 people, and there are but little over six hundred 
Protestant churches in the whole continent, 

Mpxico. 

I will not take your time to speak of Mexico, the country that 
has been so often in our thoughts and on our lips these past few 
months, as you will hear of that field from one who can tell you 
of conditions there as she knows them. Mexico Is still torn 
asunder by revolution and riot, but it may be said for tlie present 
administration that the past two years have seen as many schools 
opened as there were pupils after two centuries of Spanish rule. 
Could the money that was spent these past few months in sending 
troops to the border and maintaining them there have been spent 
in giving schools, teachers and missionaries to this people, who 



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will question but that the Mexican problem would be much nearer 
solution? 

The World Conflict. 

Today we are confronted with a situation unparalleled in the 
world's history. Twenty million of men in a Christian land are 
fighting one another with the most deadly weapons that modern 
ingenuity ever devised. It is variously estimated that from ten 
to twenty million more are dead, wounded, or have been taken 
prisoners. Living conditions in the countries laid waste by the 
war are too horrible to recount. The statement is made that 14, ~ 
000,000 Poles alone have been wiped out of existence, 150,000 
Albanians have died of starvation, half a million Armenians have 
been destroyed, a million deported, impoverished or have had to 
flee for their lives. Two million Belgians are dependent on 
charity for food and clothing, and we are told that it will take 
$150,000,000 to meet the absolute needs of this people another 
year. 

The cost of the war is estimated to be $100,000,000 a day or 
$36,500,000,000 a year, but this is only the estimate m dollars; 
there is no way of estimating the cost in human life and suffer- 
ing. All Christian work at home and abroad for one year would 
not exceed the cost of the war for ten days, and the sum already 
spent is ten times more than the amount spent in Christian work 
in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the islands of the sea .since 
Christ gave to His disciples the Great Commission. This state- 
ment, and nearly all of the facts I have given as to our mission 
field, is taken from the Missionary Review of the World. 

Two thousand missionaries have been recalled from the foreign 
field and in many places churches and schools have been closed. 
German mission work is almost at a standstill. English Baptists 
have made heroic efforts to maintain their foreign missionary 
work, and this is true of other denominations; but it is to Amer- 
ica that the world is to look to meet in any adequate measure the 
great opportunity for evangelization that will follow the close ol 
the war. To us as a nation has come a period of unprecedentetl 
prosperity. Most of our mission boards last year reported in- 
creased gifts to missions. America is now giving nearly 50 per 
cent of all the money given by Protestant mission societies to 
foreign missions. 

The World's Greatest Need. 

There will necessarily continue to be appeals for help to meet 
the physical needs of the war sufferers. We must not turn a deaf 
ear to these appeals, but at the same time we must meet the far 
greater need, the need of the world for the saving power of the 
gospel of our Lord. This will require from each of us greater 
sacrifice and larger gifts and a fuller consecration to His service. 
The question I bring to you — the question I would leave with 
you — is what is our part in this great opportunity and responsi- 
bility that is coming to us? With the prosperity that has come, 
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pie. Much of the prosperity that has come to us in the past has 
come as a direct result of the godliness and simple faith of our 
forefathers. In our struggle to achieve wealth and a place among 
the nations there has been a lowering of the standards of the 
founders of our country. If we would meet this crisis, we must 
go hack to their simple faith and high ideals — the plain living, 
and high thinking, the absolute trust in God and devotion to Hisi 
service. We mus"". be in the world, but not of it, and must let the 
light that has come into our own hearts and lives shine so bright- 
ly that all may see and know the divine source. May there 
come to each of us in these days in which we shall talk and plan 
for the things of the Kingdom a new sense of the privileges ot 
our high calling in Christ Jesus, a new determination to spend 
and be spent in His service, and a greater realization of His 
abiding presence! 

"The world sits at the feet of Christ 
Unknowing, blind, and unconsoled. 
It yet shall touch His garment's fold 
And feel the heavenly alchemist 
'Transform its very dust to gold." 

The following letter from Dr. Livingston Johnson was 
read by Mrs. Jones: 

Rocky Mount, N. C, March 16, 1917 

To the Convention of the Woman's Missionary Union, Greens- 
boro, N. C: 

My dear Friends — By the kindness of your President I have 
been made acquainted with the gratifying results of the work 
done by the Woman's Missionary Societies of the State, and I ask 
, the privilege of extending my heartiest congratulations. "Wars, 
floods, the high cost of living," and other things which we men 
plead as an excuse for failure to reach our aims, have caused no 
wavering in your lines. You have gone steadily on in the face of 
all these difficulties, and are reporting, by far, the best year's 
work in your history. 

This recalls a prophecy made nine years ago at your meeting 
in Gastonia. I spoke on "State Mission Vision." The subject 
was suggested by our dearly beloved, and deeply lamented. Miss 
Heck. A prophecy was made as to what the Baptists of North 
Carolina would report in the year 1918. These worcs were used 
as a kind of apology for the optimistic vision that was to follow; 
"A vision is a mental picture. If the picture somewhat exag- 
gerates the reality, that would, I suppose, be regarded as artistic 
license." 

At the conclusion of the address some of the good women said: 
"Well, you certainly were dreaming wild dreams and seeing mar- 
velous visions today." I have before me the notes of that address 
from which a few quotations as to the work of the women as 



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foretold will be given. Let us see if the vision was very wide of 
the mark. "In the vision, instead of 850 societies which we now 
have, I see 1,500, and instead of fourteen members to the society, 
which I am informed is the present average, there will be thirty, 
running the total membership up from 1,200 to 3,600." How far 
short of that have you fallen? The report last year showed 1,316 
societies. If as many new ones are reported this year as last, 
you have gone beyond the 1,500 in nine years, and your mem- 
bership must be nearly, if not quite, 3,60 0. 

'The prophecy was ventured that instead of $22,000, the amount 
raised in 1908, you would reach $75,000 in 1918. You have not 
quite come up to those figures, bat, to be entirely candid, yoii 
have come nearer to it than the prophet believed you would. In 
round numbers, you report this year $60,000, and one year of 
the decade yet remains. From $22,000 to $60,000 in nine years! 

When your convention met in Gastonia, the Sunbeams had just 
made their first donation to church building, and we had asked 
you to allow the $5,000 you were then contributing to State Mis- 
sions to be used as a church building fund, and this you agreed to 
do. The prediction was made that in 1918 we would increase the 
gifts to church building to $10,000., We have appropriated that 
much to this object this year, so you see that prophecy has been 
fulfilled. 

I thought it might be interesting to you to be reminded of this 
vision, and to see that, in almost every respect, it has come true. 

While the Southern Baptist Convention has made but little ad- 
vancement during the last three or four years, the women of the 
South have gone steadily forward. The Southern Baptist Conven_ 
tion has degenerated into a debating society, while the women 
have been quietly and earnestly going on to greater things. We 
have been discussing methods, while you have been doing the 
work. We have been tinkering at the machinery, while you have 
been raising steam,. The women of North Carolina have kept 
pace with their sisters of the other Southern States. You have 
demonstrated the fact that your methods are well-nigh ideal, and 
that you are working them admirably. 

I trust that this may be the greatest convention in your history. 
May the blessings of Heaven rest upon you all in your homes, in 
your societies, and in this, your annual meeting. 

Cordially and sincerely yours. 

LIVINGSTON JOHNSON. 

On motion by Mrs. P. S. Vann this letter was ordered in- 
corporated in the minutes and a letter of appreciation sent 
Dr. Johnson by the Sercetary. 

The President announced the following^ committees: 

Committee on Personal Service — Mrs. W. J. Clifford, Gastonia; 
Mrs. J. G. Graham, Caroleen; Mrs. John A. Noell, Roxboro; Mrs, 
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J. O. Fulbright, Carthage; Mrs. R. E. William,s, Wilmington; Mrs. 
J. W. Cunningham, Sanford; Mrs. J. H. Jenkins, Winton. 

Church Building and Loan Fund — Mrs. J. J. Hurt, Wilmington, 
Chairman; Mrs. W. L. Carter, Greensboro; Mrs, F. J. Hardison, 
New Bern; Mrs. J. O. Bobbitt, Fairmont; Mrs. D. T. Herring, 
Clinton; M;rs. C. V. Blake, Gastonia; Mrs. D. C. Farthing, Le- 
noir; Mrs. T. L. Maness, Concord; Mrs. H. A. McLaurin, Char" 
lotte. 

Apportionment Committee— All Associational Superintendents; 
Mrs. Walter Daniel, Chairman. 

Committee on KesolutJons — Mrs. W. T. Carstarphen, "Wake 
Forest, Chairman; Mrs. C. D. Ray, Oxford; Mrs. P. W. Glideweli, 
Reidsville; Mrs. R. B. Nooe, Statesville; Mrs. G. N. Cowan, Apex; 
Mrs. I. M. Mercer, Thomasville; Mrs. J. W. Ware, Forest City; 
Mrs. W, L Griggs, Gary; Mrs. E. B. Hamrick, Boiling Springs. 

Plans of Work — 'Mrs. J. Y. Killian, Newton; Mrs J. B. Brooks, 
Rocky Mount; Mrs. John T. Burrus, High Point; Mrs. J. R. Mc- 
Lain, Wilson; Miss Janie Hall, Fayetteville; Mrs. J. A. Kemp, 
Wakefield; Miss Male Cox, Richlands; Mrs. J. M, Turley, Clay" 
ton; Mrs. B. F. Ivey, Leaksville. 

Louisville Training- School — Mrs. J. F. Mitchener, E'ranklinton, 
Chairman; Mrs. Joel Laytcn, Dunn; Mrs. W. C. Lyon, West Dur- 
ham; Mrs. W. H. Jennings, Shelby; Miss Beulah Bowden, Eliza- 
beth City; Miss Naomi Schell, Asheville; Mrs. E. B. Vaughn, 
Winton; Miss Mary Lou Powers, AVallace; Mrs. E. J. Bunch, 
Edenton. 

Time and Place — Mrs. G. A. Norward, Goldsboro, Chairman; 
Mrs. W. R. Beach, Kings Mountain; Mrs. J. G. Morisette, 
Winston-Salem; Mrs. William Boetcher, Elizabeth City; Mrs. B. 
L, Ashworth, Marion; Mrs. E. K. Proctor, Lumberton; Mrs. R. M. 
Maddrey, Seaboard; Mrs. F. D. Lethco, Charlotte; Mrs. R. L. 
Hardison, Wadesboro. 

R. A. and Sunbeam Committee — Mrs. Willard Moss, Wilson; 
Miss Mabel Clarke, Greensboro; Mrs. C. B. Floyd, Charlotte; Mrs. 
W. R. Bradshaw, Hickory; Mrs. S. F. Garrison, Wilmington; Mrs. 
J. S. Slate, Winston-Salem; Miss Louise Watson, Southport; Mrs. 
Titus Currin, Oxford; Mrs. J. W. Wood, Boiling Springs; Mrs. 
John M. Cheek, Wallburg; Miss Sarah Parham, Oxford; Mrs. J 
D. Warren, Monroe; Mrs. J. B. Eller, West Durham; Mrs. Fannie 
Barrett, Mt. Gilead; Miss Cora Atkinson, Hamlet; Mrs. W. -r. 
Carstarphen, Wake Forest. 

Y. W. A. Committee — Mrs. C. C. Smith, Durham; Miss Theresa 
Redford, Raleigh; Miss Annie Ruth Caldw^ell, Lumberton; Miss 
Ada Shearon, Rocky Mount; Miss Ora May Howerton, Durham; 
Mrs. A. C. Hamby, Clayton; Miss Ora Matthews, Bute's Creek; 
Miss Celia Herring, Meredith; Miss Ruth Shaw, Oxford. , 

Ajinouncements. 
Doxology. 

Adjournment with prayer by Mrs. W. C. James. 



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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 

The session was opened by singing the AVoman's Hymn, 
' ' Come Women, Wide Proclaim. ' ' 
Prayer by Mrs. C. S. Cashwell. 

The minutes of the morning session were read by Mrs. 
Henry Bunch, and approved. 

The Nominating Committee was elected, the following 
delegates being chosen to represent their respecti^'e Divi- 
sions on this committee : 

Mrs. R. H. BoAvden, Tarboro, Elizabeth City Division. 

Mrs. B. H. Hocutt, Clayton, AVilmington Division. 

Mrs. W. C. Riddick, Raleigh, Greensboro Division. 

Mrs. J. J. Roddick, Winston-Salem, Charlotte Division. 

Mrs. J. F. Brooks, Hendersonville, Aslieville Division. 

Rev. H. C. Moore, D.D., then addressed the Union on "The 
Biblical Recorder; Its relation to our W. M. U. work." 

SUNBEAM SESSION. 

Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, presiding. 
Prayer, Miss Macy Cox. 

Miss Briggs gave Measurements in Growth, showing prog- 
ress made the past year. 

The Honor Roll was then read. 

Mrs. George Shuford, of Asheville, spoke on mission offer- 
ings through the Sunday-schools. 

Mrs. W. H. Reddish, of Wadesboro, forcefully presented 
the importance of Teaching Missionary Biography. 

A Sunbeam Demonstration by the Sunbeam Societies of 
the Greensboro First, Ashboro Street, and Forest Avenue 
churches, assisted by Mrs. Chas. Van Noppen and Miss Pan- 
nill, followed. 

The session adjourned with prayer by Mrs. W. C. James. 
From 5-5 :30 the meetings of the five Divisions were held 
and the Vice-Presidents were elected for the following year. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING— 8 :30. 

Rev. C. S. Hilliard presiding. 

Hymn, "Onward- Christian Soldiers," was sung. 

Prayer by Rev. Walter N. Johnson. 

Quartet. 

Devotional exercises, conducted by Rev. C. H. Nash, D.D., 
who read for the Scripture lesson 2nd Kings 20:1-5 and 
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Hyrnn — ''Jesus shall reign where'er the sun.'' 
The Foreign Mission Address was then delivered by Rev. 
J. F. Love, D.D., Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, 
Richmond, Va., Avhose subject was, "A Message to Our Wo- 
men in Three Threes." 

After singing "Must eJsus bear the cross alone," the con- 
gregation was dismissed by Rev. W. 0. Johnson. 

THURSDAY MORNING— MARCH 22. 

The Union assembled at 10 o'clock. Hymn, ''The Morn- 
ing Light is Breaking." was sung. The prayer service was 
conducted by Mrs. C. H. Durham, of "Winston-Salem, whose 
theme was the Manifestation of Jesus to His Disciples, 
a call to service. Hymn, ' ' Savior like a Shepherd. Lead 
Us," was sung, after which Mrs. J. J. Roddick led in prayer. 

The minutes were read and approved. The members of 
the Executive Board wlio were present were then introducd 
to the body. 

Mrs. M. A. Heck sent a most beautiful bouquet of lilies 
and carnations, which was presented to the Union by Mrs. 
Jones. Mrs. Hight Moore accepted the gift, and moved 
that an expression of love and appreciation be sent to Mrs. 
Heck. Mrs. Moore was asked to send this message. 

Announcement was made that for the first time North 
Carolina had her full delegation of twenty-five at the meet- 
ing of the Woman 's Missionary Union of the Southern Bap~ 
tist Convention at the session in Asheville in 1916. 

Mission Literature Avas then discussed. Mrs. R. H. Bow- 
den, of Tarboro, spoke on Mission Magazines ; Mrs. K. D. 
Stukenbrok, of Jackson, on Our Mission Study Classes, and 
Mrs. J. W. Bunn, of Raleigh, on The Missionary Library. 

Mrs. W. C. James, of Richmond, President of the Woman's 
Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, then 
addressed the Union. Mrs. James's subject v^as Loyalty. 
"Every age has its peculiar message to the people of that 
age. The message today is one of loyalty to the King. ' ' 

At the request of the Union. Mrs. James's address will be 
printed in the Biblical Recorder. 

Mrs. Charles E. Brewer, Chairman of the Personal Ser- 
vice Committee, presented her annual report, which follows: 

Annual Report of Committee on Personal Service. 

The Personal Service report blanks sent out by the omce in 
Raleigh were modeled after those made by the Woman's Mis- 



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sionary Union in Baltimore. In response to these 'olanks, 112 
societies have reported. However, from the Superintendent's 
Annual Reports, we learn that there are in reality 2 84 societies 
engaged in Personal Service v^ork. The work was begun in an 
organized way in December, 1912, Mrs. Charles E. Maddry being 
the first chairman of the committee and continuing in that posi- 
tion until her removal from the State last year. The growth of 
the work has been continuous, encouraging, and inspiring. 

From the reports we gather the following facts: Tn umber of 
Personal Service Committees, 84; persons doing Personal Service 
work, 1,8 49; teaching in mission schools, 44; Home Maker's 
Clubs, 6; cottage prayer meetings, 3 43; visits to sick, shut-ins, 
or strangers, 17,3 69; visit to weak churches or Sunday-schools, 
186; services held, 2 5 4; literature distributed. Gospels, tracts, 
etc., 1,5 8 8. Societies report three clubs for boys or girls, four 
Cheer-All Clubs, one Good Will Center, three societies aoing res- 
cue work, two> doing work among foreigners, and fifteen working 
among the negroes. Meals have been given to 43 6 individuals. 
431 baskets of food have been given away, 1,3 08 garments, and 
other clothing to the value of $4 55.80. In additon to the above. 
$3,255.50 has been given to Personal Service work in food, cloth- 
ing or cash. 

Y. W. A.'s reporting Personal Service Committees, 5; members 
taking part, 53; teaching in mission Sunday schools, Z; visits to 
sick, jails, hospitals and strangers, 16 4; visits to weak churches, 
58; tracts distributed, 3 00; services held, 6; societies working 
among negroes, 1; Cheer- All €lubs, 1; meals distributed, 26; gar- 
mnets, 37; food, garments and cash, $40. 

The Girls' Auxiliaries report* one Personal Service Committee 
with twenty-two members taking part in the work.' The Girls' 
Auxiliaries have contributed $65.00 in garments. 

The Sunbeam Bands report four Personal Service Committees; 
13 members taking part; 2 77 visits made to sick. Jails and hos- 
pitals, and $4.50 contributed to charity. 

The Royal Ambassadors are also beginning to do some Per- 
sonal Service work, having made several visits and contributed 
food and clothing to the needy. 

Sixty-eight societies, in reply to the question, "Ras Personal 
Service Helped Your Society?" bear testimony to the vitalizing 
effect of the work as follows: "It is transforming our society." 
"In helping others we have helped ourselves." "It has created 
more interest and increased our membership." "It brings 'he 
hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart contact which means so much." 
"It brings us closer to God and to each other." 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. CHARLES E. BREWER, 
MRS. T. W. O'KELLY, 
MRS. J. D. BOUSHALL, 



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year. This scholarship is known as the "Louis Castiebury Memo- 
rial," and is given in memory of Mrs, Layton's father. 

In her legacy, Miss Fannie E. S. Heck left $2 00 for the chapel 
which has since been namled the Heck Memorial Chapel in her 
honor. The money was turned over by her attorney to the 
Union in October, 1916. 

The Local Board in Louisville recently instituted a campaign 
for $30,000 among Louisville Baptists, and $30,500 was raised. 
The soliciting was done by Baptist men of the city. 

Our Executive Committee requests that all money given during 
the next summ'er quarter shall go to the Training School We 
feel sure this will meet your approval. Your loyalty in the past 
makes us confident of your co-operation now in the great work 
we are undertaking. In our Calendar of prayer w^e are asking 
you to pray one day in the week for the Training School. Let 
the petitions of thousands of women go up to God as one voice, 
and He will give us the victory! 

MRS. HIGHT C. MOORE, 
Trustee for North Carolina. 

Miss Netta Liles, Mrs. J. Ben EUer. and Miss Ora May 
HoAverton spoke briefly of what the life and influences at 
the Training School meant to them. 

All present who had attended the Training School were 
asked to rise, and twelve responded. 

On motion of Mrs. C. L. Haywood, a message of love and 
appreciation Avas sent Mrs. McLnre, Principal of the school. 

Mrs. S. J. Beeker spoke on "What made the Difference," 
and Miss Rene Joyce, whose parents are missionaries in 
Brazil, talked on Brazilian people. 

The Associational Y. W. A, Superintendents were pre- 
sented by Mrs, Mason, Response by Miss Carrie McLean, 
of Charlotte. The College girls were presented to the Union 
and responses were made by Miss Celia Herring, of 
Meredith College, and Miss Rebecca Long, of Chowan Col- 
lege. The session was closed with a pageant presented by 
the faculty and students of the State Normal and Indus- 
trial College. This pageant because of its thought and man- 
ner of presentation made a strong appeal for more effective 
work in our homeland, 

THURSDAY EVENING, 
Rev. W. Raleigh White presiding. 

The devotional service was conducted by Rev, W. 0. John- 
son, After special music by the choir, the Union was ad- 
dressed by Dr, L. B, Warren, Superintendent of the Depart- 
ment of Church Extension of the Home Mission Board, At- 



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lanta, Ga. Dr. Warren's subject was Our Homeless 
Churches. 

Hymn, ' ' Stand up, Stand up for Jesus, ' ' was sung-. 

Rev. Walter N. Johnson, Secretary of the State Board of 
Missions then spoke, using as his topic The Larger Mission. 

The report of the Committee on Resolutions was read by 
Mr. Johnson, and adopted by a rising vote. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, the Baptist churches and citizens of Greensboro have 
so cordially welcomed and entertained the Woman's Missionary 
Union during the session of 1917: 

Therefore, be it resolved: 

First, that we extend the thanks of the Union to the members 
and the pastor of the First Baptist Church for their cordial enter- 
tainment and for the untiring efforts, which have meant so much 
to us in the dispatch of our business. We would also express 
our appreciation to the choir for the beautiful music selections 
rendered during our sessions. 

Second, That as delegates of the Union we extend to each and 
every home which has been so kind in caring for us during our 
stay in their midst a most hearty vote of thanks; and also to the 
people of Greensboro for all of the kindnesses shown us, our 
sincere thanks. 

Third, That we extend our thanks to the faculty and students 
of the Normal College for the hospitality of the college at lunch- 
eon on Thursday of our session, and for the entertaining and in- 
structive pageant rendered under the auspices of the College dur- 
ing the Thursday afternoon session; 

Fourth. That we extend to Mrs. Charles Van Noppen and to 
Miss Pa^'nill our thanks for the service rendered us by tneir par- 
ticipation in the session devoted to Sunbeam work on Wednes- 
day afternoon; 

Fifth, We wish to thank all the brethren of our own and other 
denominations who have rendered such valuable service in our 
programs during the night sessions; 

Sixth, We wish to thank the Biblical Recorder and the Greens- 
boro papers for advertising and reporting the Union through 
their columns; 

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minutes of the Union and that copies be sent to the Greensboro 
papers for publication. 

MRS. W. T. CARSTARPHEN, 

MRS. CD. RAY, 

MRS. P. W. GLIDEWBLL, 

MRS, R. E. NOOE, 

MRS. G. N. COWAN, 

MRS. I. M. MERCER, 

MRS. J. W. WARE, 

MRS. W. L. GRIGGS, 

MRS. E. B. HAMRICK, 

Committee. 

After singing: the doxology, the session was closed with 
prayer by Dr. Warren. 

FRIDAY MORNING— MARCH 23. 

The Union was called to order at 10 a. m. Hymn, ''I need 
Thee every hour," was sung. 

The devotional service was conducted by Mrs. A. V. Joy- 
ner, of Waynesville, wjhose subject was Vision. 

''My Jesus as Thou Wilt" was sung, and Mrs. Joyner led 
in prayer. 

A telegram of greeting and appreciation was received 
from Mrs. J. S. Farmer. 

Our Summer Conferences were presented as follows : 

Our Seaside Assembly, Wrightsville Beach, Mrs. Alexan- 
der Miller, of Red Springs. 

The Ridgecrest Assembly, Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs. 

Western Division Institute, Mrs. J. F. Brooks, Henderson- 
ville. 

Mrs. H. C. Moore, First Vice-President, was called to the 
Chair, and the Recommendations of the Executive Board 
were read by Miss Bertha Carroll. After discussion by Mrs. 
W. N. Jones, Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Mrs. W. T. Carstarphen, 
Mrs. AA^alter Daniel, Mrs. John Webb, and Mrs. J. W. Whit- 
field, they were adopted without change. 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR 
THE YEAR 1917-1918. 

Whereas all of our mission fields today present overpowering 
needs and unprecedented opportunities, the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Woman's Missionary Union recommend a forward 
movement along all lines of mission work the coming year. 

I. Watchword. That as the inspiration for a fuller consecra- 
tion, and as an incentive to greater activity, we keep constantly 



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in mind our watchwor-d, Col. 3:24: "For ye serve the Lord, 
Christ." 

II. Points of Emphasis. That we put the things of the Spirit 

first in our lives and in all our plans, encouraging systematic 
Bible study, and giving our best efforts to the training of the 
younger mlembers of our churches in mission thought and ac- 
tivity. 

III. Prayer. That we recognize the power of prayer as the 
greatest force in our lives, and in our work; and that we pray 
daily and unitedly for God's blessing on our efforts to hasten 
the coming of His Kingdom. To this end we would recommend 
the following: 

IV. Prayer Calendar. That w^e may pray unitedly. 
iSunday — ^For Foreign Mission Work. 

Monday — For Our Woman's Missionary Societies. 
Tuesday — For the Home Mission Work. 
Wednesday — For the Sunbeams and Royal Ambassador 
iSocieties. 

Thursday — For the Louisville Training School. 
Friday — For Our Young Woman's Auxiliaries. 
Saturday — For Our State Mission Work. 

That we observe the first week of the year as a Week of Prayer 
for world-wide missions and that we ask the entire church to 
unite with us in this service. 

V. Division liCaders. That our five Vice-Presidents serve as 
leaders of their respective divisions, holding Institutes in their 
divisions where it is requested by the Associational Superintend- 
ents in their division, assisting their Superintendents in every way 
possible, and making a report of their division at the Annual 
Meeting of the Union. 

VI. Special Offerings. That every Society make a persistent 
and determined effort to secure a monthly contribution for mis- 
sions and a special offering to each of our special objects, Foreign 
Missions in January, Home Missions in April, Louisville Training 
School in August, and State Missions in September from^ every 
woman in their church. That we emphasize the importance of 
observing with these offerings the seasons of prayer, realizing that 
the gift with the prayer is of far greater value than the gift 
alone. 

VII. New Organizations. That we endeavor to organize new 
Societies, W. M. S.'s, Y. W. A.'s, G. A.'s, Sunbeams and Royal 
Ambassadors wherever it is advisable and that we make special 
effort to bring our existing organizations to a greater efficiency. 

VIII. Louisville Training School. In view of the fact that 
the new building for our Training School at Louisville is to be 
com,pleted by the opening of the next session, we recommend that 
the entire contribution of our summer quarter be given, this year, 
to this object, and that during this period, June, July and 
August, every Society make a special effort to secure a contribu- 
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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



we maintain at tliis school tlie coming session in addition to The 
Louis Castlebury Scholarship given by Mrs. Joel Layton, three 
scholarships, a fund of $52 5.00 being set aside for this purpose 
out of the general contribution. 

IX. Personal Service. We urge that each Society strive to 
meet the spiritual and physical needs of its own community. To 
this end we recommend that each Society appoint a Personal Ser- 
vice Committee who shall report annually all work done along 
this line to the Chairman of the State Personal Service Commit- 
tee, Mrs. Charles E. Brewer, Raleigh, N. C. Blanks for this pur- 
pose to be sent to each Society in November. 

X. Mission Liter atu re- Realizing the need of more informa- 
tion in regard to mission work, we recommend that each Society 
appoint annually a Literature Committee who shall endeavor to 
secure subscriptions to Royal Service, to Home and Foreign 
Fields and to our State denominational paper, the Biblical Re- 
corder. We recommend that the Society as a v/hole subscribe to 
the above publications, if there are no individual subscribers 
amiong its members. That w^e endeavor to make the Woman's 
Missionary Union page in the Recorder a means of weekly com- 
munication between the officers of the Union and the Societies, 
and that reports of all Associational Meetings and items of gen- 
eral interest to the work be sent to the Editor, Miss Bertha Car- 
roll, for publication. 

We suggest that the Literature Committee in each Society keep 
a file of mission magazines and leaflets for the use of program 
committees. We also recommend that at the Annual Associa- 
tional Meetings a Literature Committee who shall endeavor to 
secure subscriptions to our mission magazines and to the Bibli- 
cal Recorder be appointed to serve during the meeting. 

XI. Traveling; Libraries. Wfhereas the Missionary Library 
has proved a most helpful feature in the Associations in which it 
has been tried, we recommend the establishment of traveling 
libraries in all of our Associations the coming year; these libra- 
ries to consist of ten or twenty mission text-books to be circu- 
later under the direction of the Associational Superintendents 
throughout all of the Societies in the Assocoiation. Rules for the 
circulation of these libraries to be obtained from Mrs. J. W. 
Bunn, Raleigh, Chairman State Library Committee. 

XII. Mission Study. That we cannot . too strongly urge the 
importance of having at least one mission study class a year in 
each Society. As text-books we recommend for Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies, South American Neighbors, by Dr. Homer 
Stuntz, for Foreign Mission Study, and Country Church in the 
South, by Dr. V. I. Masters, for Home Mission Study; for Young 
Woman's Auxiliaries, An African Trail, by Jean MacKenzie; for' 
Sunbeam Societies, The Land of the GoWen Man; for Royal Am- 
bassadors, Makers of South America, by Margarette Daniels. 

XIII. Annual Meetings. That we emiphasize the importance 
of every Society's sending a representative to the Annual Asso- 
ciational Meeting and of entering heartily into all of the plans 



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of the Asociational Superintendents. We recommend further, 
that these meetings be held at a separate time and place from the 
General Association wherever this is practicable. That a report 
of the work done by the Wbman's Missionary Union be sent each 
year to the General Associational meeting, this report to be read 
by some pastor selected by the Associational Superintendent; 
and that the request be made that this report be embodied in 
the minutes of the Association under the head, Woman's Work. 
That -delegates be sent to the Annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Missionary Union, who on their return shall give a full report 
of this meeting to the Society. 

XIV. Summer Assemblies. Wrightsville Assembly — That the 
Vice-President of the Wlilmington Division conduct a department 
of W. M. U. work for a period of one hour a day for four days 
at the Baptist Seaside Assembly in June — and that the Super- 
intendents of that Division give her their loyal support and cor 
operation in her plans, and endeavor to secure for this meeting 
a full representation from their Societies. 

Ridgecrest Assembly — That the Woman's Missionary Union 
conduct a Mission Conference at Ridgecrest, July 9-13. This 
meeting to be under the supervision of Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, 
Superintendent Junior Societies, an-d Mrs. C. E. Mason, Y. W. 
A. Leader. We ask the co-operation of the Vice-Presidents and 
Superintendents of the Charlotte and Asheville Divisons in se- 
curing a full attendance at the meeting and in making it a per- 
manent and helpful feature of our work. 

XV. Church Building and Loan Fund. The Judson Centennial 
Fund for Foreign Missions having been completed, we recom- 
mend that the Societies enter heartily into the plans of the Exec- 
utive Committee to raise $3 3,000, which is our proportionate 
part of the Church Building and Loan Fund of the Home Mis- 
sion Board. To this end, we further recommend that every So- 
ciety secure a contribution to this fund of an amount equivalent 
to $1.00 for each woman in the Society. This special collection 
to be made in April each year for a period of three years, or until 
the whole amount is raised, and to be in addition to the regular 
offering of the Society for Home Missions, the same to be report- 
ed as contribution to the Church Building and Loan Fund. Every 
Society contributing $10.00 or more to this fund shall receive a 
certificate receipt from the Woman's Missionary Union for the 
amount given, and every Society or Association giving the sum 
of $500.00 to this fund shall be entitled to establish a Memorial 
Fund in honor of some member of said church or Association, 
and to receive a Memorial Certificate from the Home Mission 
Board. We recommen-d further, that one day of the Week ct 
Prayer for Home Missions be given to the presentation of this* 
work. 

XVI. Simpler Programs. That to meet the demand from our 
Associational Superintendents for simpler programs for new So- 
cieties, we publish during the coming year a pamphlet containing 
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work of the Woman's Missionary Union and the mission fields of 
the Southern Baptist Convention.. 

XVII. Standard of Excellence. That we adopt the following 
Standard of Excellence for Woman's Societies and Young Wo- 
man's Auxiliaries: 

1. At least twelve regular meetings a year with a devotional 
exercise and a definite missionary program. 

2. An increase in membership during the year of at least ten 
per cent of the number enrolled at the beginning of the year until 
all eligible members are enlisted. 

3. An increase of gifts to missions of not less than ten per 
cent of the preceding year's contributions to similar objects. 

4". Regular reports to State Officers each quarter of the year. 

5. *One of the denominational magazines or a Calendar of 
prayer subscribed for in at least half of the homes represented 
in the Missionary Society, the ultimate aim being one in every 
home. 

6. **Observance of the special season of prayer for State, 
Home and Foreign Missions. 

7. ***At least one Mission Study Class during the year. 

8. An average attendance at regular meetings of a number 
equal to one-half of the membership, 

9. Some definite, organized Personal Service renderetl regu- 
larly to those of your own community in spiritual or physical 
need. 

10_ ****Organization and fostering of a Missionary Society 
in a neighboring church, or for the younger people of the local 
church. 

XVIII. Financial Aim. That our financial aim for the year 
be $63,000.00 to be divided as follows: 



To Foreign Missions $20,000.00 

To Hom^e Missio-ns 14,000.00 

To State Missions 12,000.00 

To Louisville Training School 5,000.00 

To Margaret Educational Fund : 100.00 

To. Sunday School Board 100.00 

To Expense Fund 800.00 

To Church Building and Loan Fund 11,000.00' 



Total $63,000.00 



♦Omitted from standards for Girls' Auxiliaries, Royal Ambassadors and 
Sunbeams. 

**To read for Girls' Auxiliaries, Royal Ambassadors and Sunbeams: 
''Observance of at least one meeting of the special seasons." 

***To read for Sunbeam standard: "Participation in the missionary pro- 
gram of the Sunday School Board." 

****Omitted from standards of Girls' Auxiliaries, Royal Ambassadors and 
Sunbeams; to read for Young Women's Auxiliaries: "Fostering of the 
Girls' Auxiliary in the local church or, where none exists, the organization 
and fostering of the same; or where a Girls' Auxiliary is temporarily im- 
practical, similar effort for other younger people of the local church." 



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Mrs. Walter Daniel presented the Report of the Commit- 
tee on Apportionment, which was adopted as follows ; 

REPORT OF APPORTIONMENT COMMITTEE. 



Ashe $ 2 0.00; 

Brunswick 250.00 

Beulah 500.00 

Bladen 75.00 

Buncombe 3,000.00 

Brushy Mountain 150.00 

Caldwell 2 50.00 

Cape Pear-Columbus 300.00; 

Carolina 400. OOj 

Catawba River 300.00 

Central 5,300.00 

Chowan 2,500.00 

Cumberland . 600.00 

Eastern 1,600.00 

Flat River 1,700.00 

Green River 400.00 

Haywood 400.00 

Johnston County 1,100.00 

King's Mountain '. . . 990.00 

Little River 500. 00^ 

Liberty-Ducktown 10.00 

Liberty 1,000.00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus 3,300.00 

Macon 5 5.00 

Mt. Zion 3,400.00. 

Montgomery 300.00 

• Neuse-Atlantic 2,100.00 

Pee Dee 2,000.00 

Piedmont 2,400.00: 

Pilot Mountain 3,000.00 

Raleigh 2,900.00 

Roberson 3,000.00 

Roanoke ;2, 50 0.00' 

Sandy Creek 1,300.00; 

Sandy Run 1,000.00 

South Fork 2,000.00 

South River 500.00 

South Yadkin 1,500.00 

Stanly 100.00 

Surry 75.00 

Tar River 2,000.00 

Tennessee River 200.00 

Three Forks 100.00 

Transylvania 100.00 

Tuckaseigee 150.00 

Union 600.00 



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Western North Carolina 12 5.00 

West Chowan 5,000.00 

Wilmington 1,700.00 

Yadkin 150.00 

Yancey County 100.00 



Total ?G3,000.0O 



Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. WALTER E. DANIEL, Chairman. 

MRS. J. L. SIMMONS, 

MRS. J. F. BROOKS, 

MRS. J. W. WHITFIELD, 

MRS. R. B. MOORE, 

MISS MACY COX, 

MRS. JOHN WEBB. 

MRS. R. L. MOORE, 

MRS. J. R. MORGAN, 

MRS. B. A. HOCUTT, 

MRS. P. S. VANN, 

MRS. W. R. BEACH, 

MRS. J. D. WITHERS, 

MRS. C. L. HAYWOOD, 

MRS. WHITT R. STONE, 

MRS. J J. RODDICK, 

MRS. H. B. MOORE, 

MRS. C. S. ROYAL, 

MRS. C. S. CASHWELL, 

MRS. J. H. THARPE, 

MRS. S. N. WIATSON, 

MISIS FLORENCE WHITNEY, 

MRS. D. B. SNYDER. 

The report on Plans of: Work Avas presented by Mrs. W. H. 
Reddish. Adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLANS OF WORK. 

Realizing that in these perilous times our task is to give Christ 
to those about us and to those beyond the seas, we beg to recom- 
mend : 

1. That we seek power and endurance to witness for Jesus by 
learning at His feet, and that we hold the banner oif His cross 
aloft to the world. 

2. That we seek larger information from every source in or- 
der to become efficient workmen in His Kingdom. 

3. That we seek to bring about a hearty co-operation between 
each church and the Biblical Recorder and that we give our Cor- 
responding Secretary our hearty support in making the Woman's 
Page of the Recorder a record of the missionary pulse of 
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5. That we seek to have a larger attendance at the Summer 
Conferences. 

6. That each Society strive earnestly to attain the Standard of 
Excellence and to bear always in our individual lives the motto 
of our Union, "For ye serve the Lord Christ." 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. Y. KILLIAN, 
MRS. J. A. KEMP, 
MRS. J. M. TURLEY, 
MISS LULA BROOKS, 

Committee. 

Mrs. W. J. Clifford read the report on Personal Service, 
which was adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERSONAL SERVICE. 

The Personal Service Department of the W. M. U. means much 
to the life of the Societies. Christ was the great example when 
on the earth and He is not unmindful of the assistance we may 
render and the part we may play in the work of human uplift. 
The five loaves and two fishes in the hands of the lad were hardly 
enough for himself, but in the hands of Jesus they were enough 
for more than five thousand people, and twelve baskets full be- 
sides. So with our means and our lives in our own hands, they 
can satisfy us only in part for a time, but in the hands of Jesus 
they will feed the multitudes on living bread and become a treas- 
ure in heaven for us. 

We need to keep ourselves with our means in the hands of 
Jesus, and He will accomplish the work through us. 

We recommend: 

1. That more study be given to the physical and spiritual needs 
of our commlunity. 

2. That mothers' meetings be held. Helpful literature may 
be obtained from Raleigh State Board of Health, Government De- 
partment of Labor, Washington, and a publication in Baltimore 
— "Home Makers" — price 10 cents; also that Home Makers' 
Clubs and Cheer All Clubs be organized. 

3. That cottage prayer meetings be held and visiting the jails 
and county homes be emphasized. 

4. That we keep before the Societies the responsibility whicn 
the presence of the foreigners and negroes in our own land 
brings. 

5. That a definite record be kept monthly of all personal ser- 
vice woTk done, thus enabling the Societies to fill out accurately 
the yearly report blanks that are sent out by the Personal Ser- 
vice Committee. 

MRS. W. J. CLIFFORD, 
MRS. R. E. WILLIAMS, 
MRS. C. L. JENKINS, 
MRS. J. O. FULBRIGHT, 

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Mrs. Henry Bunch presented for the committee the report 
on Church Buildmg and Loan Fund. The report was adopt- 
ed. 

REPORT ON CHURCH BUILDING AND LOAN FUND. 

Whereas God in His goodness has so abundantly prospered our 
> W. M. U. work during the past year, we,, your committee of the 
Church Building and Loan Fund, recommend: 

1. That the Societies enter heartily into the plan of the Execu- 
tive Committee for raising $11,000.00 this year for the Church 
Building and Loan Fund of the Home Mission Board. 

2. That in order to do this we strive to secure a contribution 
to this fund of an amount equivalent to $1.00 from each woman in 
the Societies. 

3. That April be the time for this special collection, and that 
one day of the Week of Prayer for Home Missions be devoted 
to the presentation of this subject, 

4. That the individual Societies and Associations endeavor to 
establish as many Memorial Funds as possible, and that all 
amounts given to this Fund be reported to our W. M. U. office 
at Raleigh. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. JNO. JETER HURT, 
MRS. W. L. CARTER, 
MRS. F. J. HARDISON, 
MRS. J. O. BOBBITT, 
MRS. D. T. HERRING, 
MRS. C. V. BLAKE, 
MRS. D. C. FARTHING, 
MRS. T. D. MANESS, 
MRS. H. A. McLAURIN, 
Committee. 

The report on the Louisville Training School was present- 
ed by Miss Mary Lou Powers, and adopted by the Union. 

) 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LOUISVILLE TRAINING 
SCHOOL. 

In view of the fact that the new building for our Training 
School at Louisville is to be completed by the opening of the 
next session, we recommend that the entire contribution of our 
summer quarter be given this year to this object, and that during 
June, July and August every Society make a special effort to 
secure a contribution for the new building from every women in 
the church. 

We further recommend that wherever it is possible, individuals 
follows the example of Mrs. Joel G. Layton, of Dunn, who gave 



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last summer $3,000 to found a Scholarship at the Training 
School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. J. P. MI'TCHINER, 
MISiS NAOMI E. SHELL, 
MRS. W. C. LYON, 
MISS MARY LOU POWERS, 
MISS BEULAH BOWDEN, 
MRS. E. B. VAUGHAN, 
MRS. W. G. JENNINGS, 
MRS. E. J. BUNCH, 

Committee. 

The following report on Sunbeam Work was offered for 
the Committee by Mrs. AVillard Moss. Report adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNBEAM AND ROYAL AMBAS- 
SADOR Yv^ORK. 

Trying to follow in the footsteps of Him who said, "Suffer 
little children to come unto me," and realizing that it takes con- 
centration of purpose, perseverance in training and teaching our 
junior organizations, and prayer without ceasing, we, the Com- 
mittee on Sunbeam Work, resolve: 

1. To consecrate ourselves anew to this important work for 
the Master, and to hold as our highest motive the conversion 
of the children under our care, our prayers, plans and programs 
being to this end. 

2. To give ourselves to a deeper study of the Bible as pre" 
paration for better Bible teaching in the Bands. To pray more 
frequently that we may lead the children to pray. 

3. Knowing that ignorance is the greatest hindrance to mis- 
sionary advancement we advise the study of our missionary mag- 
azines, especially Rioyal Service and Home and Foreign Fields 
Mission Study during the year we would suggest that we adopt 
for Sunbeams, 'The Land of the Golden Man, and The Missionary 
Goat and Other Stories; for Royal Ambassadors, Makers of South 
America. 

4. We would emphasize the need of regular Band meetings, 
striving to teach mission truths and inculcate a spirit of cheerful 
giving. 

5. To lay greater stress than ever before on our Personal Ser- 
vice Work, thereby making the children feel that they have a 
part in the uplift of those less fortunate than themselves. 

6. We shall have our Bands observe with suitable program* 
the special days for Home, State and Foreign Missions. 

7. It shall be our endeavor to train the children in tithing, 
having them bring an offering each meeting. Special offerings 
shall be made on the Home, State and Foreign Mission days. We 



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Will set an aim for our Band and keep it before ' them during 
the year. 

8. The names of children contributing one dollar or more to 
missions during a quarter shall be sent to the Band Superinten" 
dent to be printed in the Dollar Roll in the Recorder. Each 
Dollar Sunbeam will be presented with a book of Psams from the 
Pullen Testament Fund. 

9. Being confident that printing the list of Bands and Chap- 
ters that have reported regularly has resulted in securing re- 
ports from the majority of Junior organizations each quarter, 
we recommend that in future the Honor Roll shall consist only 
of those reporting every quarter, and that in place of the lists 
of silver, blue and red star bands and chapters; a list of Junioi' 
organizations contributing more than ? 15.00 shall oe printea. 
Also the six leading Bands and six leading Chapiers shall be 
printed. 

10. We recommend that Junior superintendents be appointed 
in every Association when practical and that those superinten- 
dents visit the Bands and Chapters, organize new ones, suggest 
monied aims and urge their attainment. That these superinten- 
dents and the Junior State Superintendents communicate quar- 
terly and consult as to plans to be laid before the children and 
boys. 

11. That aim for the Junior work in each Association shall 
be taken proportionate to the development of the work in the 
Association. That there shall be a standing order at Central 
Office for report blanks and envelopes for all especial offerings 
during the year. , 

12. It shall be our effort to reach a high place in the Standard 
of Excellence, 

13. We will try to co-operate with the Primary Sunday-school 
teachers in mission work, also with other Mission Band leaders. 
We will offer help to weak Bands or to the organization of new 
Bands, taking part in Sunbeam and Royal Ambassador rallies 
whenever possible. 

14. That we adopt the following financial aims: 



AIMS FOR 1917-18. 



Sunbeams. 



R. A. 



Foreign Missions 
Home Missions . 
State Missions . 
Training (School 
Margaret Fund 



?1,850.00 
1,450.00 
1,400.00 
200.00 
150.00 



$200.00 
160.00 
210.00 
35.00 



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Bible Fund . . 
Expense Fund 



100.00 
50.00 



^5,200.00 



$615.00 



MRS. WiILLARD MOSS, 
MISS MABEL CLARK, 
MRS. J. S. SLATE, 



MRS. JOHN M. CHEEK, 



MISS SADIE PARHAM, 
MRS. J. D. WARREN, 
MRS. J. BEN ELLER, 



MRS. W. T. CARSTARPHEN, 
Committee. 



The report of the Committee on Y. W. A. ^vork was pre- 
sented by Mrs. C. C. Smith. Adopted. A rising vote of 
thanks was given Mrs. C. E. Mason for her services during 
the past two years. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON Y. W. A. WORK. 

The Y. W. A. Secretary, Mrs. C. E. Mason, has given unstinted- 
ly out of her love for the Master and intense interest in His 
work, her earnest labor, her wise counsel, and her deep spiritual 
inspiration, to the Young Woman's Auxiliaries of the State. 
This committee wishes to express the deep regret of the Y. W. 
A. that she gives up the work, and our most earnest apprecia- 
tion of her, and of what she has done for the Young Woman's 
Auxiliaries. 

We would ask on the part of the Y. W. A. that we give to 
the new Secretary, our sincere loyalty, our .most earnest efforts, 
and our constant prayers. 

It is with a deep sense of our possibility, and our responsibility 
in mission work, that we recommend the following: 

1. That we use the Standard of Excellence as our ideal of at- 
tainment, keeping constantly before our minds a detinite aim, 
in study, in enlistment, in finance, — and in prayer. 

2. That we use Royal Ser^ace, Home and Foreign Fields, the 
Biblical Recorder, and our leaflet literature in the preparation 
of our programs, and in gaining a deeper knowledge of Mission 
work, and that we use the Calendar of Prayer in as many Auxili- 
aries possible. 

3. That we urge each Auxiliary to have during the year at 
least one Mission Study Class. 

4. That special effort be made to observe Home, State and 
Foreign Mission Days. 

5. That we endeavor to enlist every girl in our churches in 
some organized mission work. 



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6. That every Y. W. A. have a Personal Service Comtnittee, 
and that this be a special feature of Y. W. A. work. 

7. That we organize seventy-five new societies during the com- 
ing year. 

8. That we observe Promotion Day. 

9. That each Auxiliary foster and organize other Auxiliaries 
wherever possible, and that they assume a special responsibility 
in the organization of Girls' Auxiliaries. 

10. That we attend the Missionary Institutes and Associational 
Meetings, and send a representative to the Annual State W. M. 
U., and the Missionary Conferences at Ridgecrest and Wrights- 
ville, and that wherever it is possible that we have an Associa- 
tional Y. W. A. Rally. 

11. That we take as a financial aim for 1917-1918 a 10 per 
cent increase, over our contributions for this year. 

12. That each Y. W. A. leader stress the importance of sending 
quarterly reports regularly and promptly, and that we strive to 
have at least one hundred Societies reporting regularly during 
the coming year. 

13. That we strive to enlist the full co-operation of college 
girls; that Ann Hasseltine Circles be organized in our colleges; 
and that during the vacation months the co-operation of these 
students be enlisted in the Y. W. A.'s in our local churches. 

14. That during the 1918 session of our Annual Meeting, one 
afternoon be given to the discussion of Y. W. A. work. 

15. That we strive for deeper spirituality in our work, and 
that we hold up before our members the ideal of a life of service 
and that as many of our Y. W. A. girls as possible be urged to 
enter our Louisville Training School to prepare themselves for 
definite Christian work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. CHAS. C. SMITH, 

MISS THERESA REDFORD, 

MISS ANNIE RUTH CALDWELL, ' 

MISS ADA SHEARON, 

MISS ORA MAE HOWERTON, 

MRS. A. C. HAMBY, 

MISS ORA MATTHEWS, 

MISS CELIA HERRING, 

MISS RUTH SHAW. 

Committee. 

Mrs. G. A. Norwood offered the report for the Committee 
on Time and Place. The report was adopted after discus- 
sion by Mrs. Whitt Stone and Mrs. F. G. Battle, who spoke 
in favor of the present place of entertainment. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

The Committee on Time and Place for the next Annual Meet- 
ing recommend the fourth week in March, 1918, as the time, 
and Asheville as the place. 

Because of the size of the Convention, this commitlpe strong- 
ly recommends the Harvard plan for your consideration at ihe 
Asheville meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. G. A. NORWOOD, 
MRS. E. K. PROCTOR, 
MISS EVA LIDDELL, 
MRS. W. R. BEACH, 
MRS. B. L. ASHWORTH, 
MRS. R. M. MADDRY, 
MRS. J. G, MORRISETTE, 

Committee. 

The report of the Committee on Nominations was offered 
by Mrs. R. H. Bowden. Adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

We, the members of the Nominating Committee, representing 
every division of our State, and believing we are acting under 
the guidance of the Holy Spirit, do unanimously suDmit the fol- 
lowing report: 

For President — Mrs. Wesley N. Jones, Raleigh. 

First Vice-President — Greensboro Division — Mrs. Hight C. 
Moore, Raleigh. 

Second Vice-President — Elizabeth City Division — Mrs. S. N* 
Watson, Vv'^inton. 

Third Vice-President — Wilmington Division — Mrs. H. T. Pope, 
Lumberton. 

Fourth Vice-President-— Charlotte Division — Mrs. T. S. Frank- 
lin, Charlotte. 

Fifth Vice-President — Asheville Division — Mrs. W. H. Woodali, 
Asheville. 

Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer — Miss Bertha Carroll, 
Raleigh. 

Our hearts are full of appreciation for the untiring work of 
our Y. W. A. iSecretary, Mrs. C. E. Mason. May God's richest 
blessings rest upon her. Since she feels that she cannot continue 
the work, we nominate Mrs. R. N. Simms, of Raleigh, for Y. W. A. 
Secretary. 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. J. S. Farmer, of Raleigh. 

We desire to extend to Mrs. Henry Bunch, of Raleigh, our 
thanks for so faithfully filling the Recording Secretary's place in 
her absence from the meeting. 

Junior Superintendent — Miss Elizabeth Briggs, of Raleigh. 



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Executive Committee — Mrs. T. H. Briggs, Mrs. C. E. Brewer, 
Mrs. J. H. King, Mrs. J. R. Barkley, Mrs. N. B. BrougMon, Mrs. 
Weston Bruner. Mrs. J. D. Boushall, Mrs. T. W. O'Kelly, Mrs. 
W. P. Marshall, Mrs. W. A. Cooper, Mrs. J. H. Weathers, Mrs. 
J. W. Bunn, Mrs. W. C. Riddick, Mrs. Z. M. Caviness. 

Delegates to Convention at New Orleans — Mrs. C. A. Upchurch, 
Oxford; Mrs, C. T. Lipscombe, Greensboro; Mrs. H. C. Moore, 
Raleigh; Mrs. C. L. Haywood, Durham; Mrs. L. L. Henry, Wades- 
boro; Miss Elizabeth Briggs, Raleigh; Miss Bertha Carroll, Ral- 
eigh; Mrs. J. D. Wiarren, Monroe; Mrs. L. L. Jenkins, Asheville^ 
Mrs. Chester Brown, Asheville; Mrs. Charles Toms, Asheville; 
Mrs. J. R. Morgan, Waynesville; Mrs. Whitt R. Stone, Greens- 
boro; Mrs. W. T. Carstarphen, Wake Forest; Mrs. i^ivingston 
Johnston, Rocky Mount; Miss Ada Shearin, Rocky Mount; Mrs. 
J. T. Joyner, Wlinston-Salem; Mrs. H. Montague, Winston-^Salem ; 
Mrs. T. B. Lindsey, Madison; Mrs. W. L. Goodwin, Mrs. J. B. 
Blades, New Bern; Mrs. T. S. Franklin, Charlotte; Mrs. W. H. 
Woodall, Asheville; Mrs. J. W. Roach, Durham. 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention at Durham — Mrs. Frank 
Powers, Wallace; Mrs. George Shuford, Asheville; Mrs. Ben Eller, 
Durham; Mrs. George Parker, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Martin Wj 
Buck, Burlington; Mrs. W. H. Reddish, Wadesboro. 

MRS. R. H. BOWDEN, 
MRS. J. J. RODDICK, 
MRS. W. C. RIDDICK, 
MRS. J. P. BROOKS, 
MRS. B. A. HOCUTT, 

Committee. 

Mrs. Jones expressing appreciation and confidence in the 
continued loyalty and support of the Union, accepted for 
herself and the other officers. 

On motion of Mrs. John Webb a note of appreciation and 
sympathy was sent Miss Mollie Patterson, a former Vice- 
President of the Piedmont Association, who was prevented 
from attending the meeting by illness. 

In appreciation of her interest in the Union and as a 
token of sympathy on account of her recent illness, a bou- 
quet of "carnations was presented to Mrs. Clyde Turner, by 
the Union, through Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs. 

Miss Bertha Carroll read the names of our W. M. U. work- 
ers who have entered into rest during the year just closed. 

The Memorial Hymn, "For all the saints who from their 
labors rest," was sung, and the session adjourned after 
prayer by Mrs. "Wesley N. Jones. 

MRS. WESLEY N. JOXES, President. 

MRS. HENRY BUNCH, Secretary pro tem. 



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CONFERENCES. 

Conferences were lield each morning: 

W. M. S. Conferences. 

Wednesday — The W. M. S. in the City Church, Mrs. W. C. Rid- 
dick, Raleigh, presiding. 

Thursday — Personal Service, Mrs. C. E. Brewer, Raleigh, pre- 
siding. 

Friday — The W. M. S. in the Country Church, Mrs. C. A. Up- 
church, Oxford, presiding. 

Y. W. A. Conferences. 

Wednesday — Preparedness, Mrs. C. E. Mason, Charlotte, pre- 
siding. 

Thursday — Y. W. A, and G. A. Associational Superintendents, 
Miss Carrie McLean, Charlotte, presiding. 

Friday — College Auxiliaries and Personal Service, Mrs. Mason 
presiding. 

Junior Conferences. 

Wednesday — Royal Ambassadors, Mrs. W. G. Jennings, Carth- 
age, presiding. 

Thursday — Junior Organizations, Miss Elizabeth Briggs, Ral- 
eigh, presiding. 

Friday — Literature and Programs, Miss Briggs presiding. 



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REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COIMMITTEE OF WOMAN'S 
MISSIONARY UNION FOR YEAR ENDING FEB. 28, 1917. 



ASHE ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Beaver Creek, $8.65. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Beaver Creek, $6.50. Total, $15.15. 

Brunswick Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Antioch, $14.28; Beulah, $22.50; Chapel Hill, $2.95; Cool 
Run, $1.35; *Lebanon, $38.45; Long Branch, $1.25; *Bethel, 
$6.11; Friendship, $2.35;Mill Creek, $9.00; Mt. Olive, $5.43; 
Southport, $1.46. Total, $114.90. 

Y. W. A. 

*Antioch, $1.95; Lebanon, $10.05; *Mill Creek, $11.38; *Mt. 
Pisgah, $19.32; *Southport, $26. Total, $68.70. 

SUNBEAMS. 

♦Lebanon, $10.45; Mt. Pisgah, $1.32; Southport, $3.50; Mill 
Creek, $3.75; Antioch, $2.74; Cool Run, $1.00; Bethel, 45 
cents; Mt. Olive, 36 cents. Total, $23.57. 

Grand total, $207.17. 

BEULAH ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Antioch, 65 cents; *Blanc'h, $9.00; Bethel Hill, $7.70; Lea 
Bethel, $16.75; *Milton, $26.75; *Providence, $35.00; *Rock 
Grove, $11.95; *Roxboro, $149.55; Shiloh, $1.10; Trinity, $3.00; 
*Y.anceyville, $40.00. Total, $301.45. 

Y. w. A. 

Yancyeville, $3.65. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Lambeth Memorial, $4.90; *Roxboro, $17.00; Rock Grove, 
$2.20; Yanceyville, $9.24; Mill Creek, $1.95; Milton, $1.00. To- 
tal, $36.29. 

Grand total, $341.39. 



_* Societies marked with asterick have reported every quarter. Associations 
printed in black type have made a ten per cent increase over last year's gifts. 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



BLADEN ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Bladenboro, $43.35; Love's Grove, $10.41. Total, $53.76. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Bladenboro, $3.70. 
Grand total, $57.46. 

Buncombe Association. 

W. M. S. 

Antioch, $20.00; *Asheville, First Church, $1,245.37; *Beav- 
erdam, $70.20; *Biltmore, $55.05; *Calvary, $134.60; *Fair- 
view, $32.05; Flat Creek, $4.75; *French Broad, $134.25; New 
Bridge, $10.00; North Asheville, $6.22; Riverside, $16.00; 
Ridgecrest, $47.00; *South Black Mountain, $36.75; West End, 
Asheville, $16.96. Total, $1,<S29.20. 

Y. W. A. 

*Asheville, First Church, $312.45; Calvary, $11.85; French 
Broad Ave., G. A., $8.32; French Broad, $28.75; Riverside, 
$14.15; West End, $9.25; West End, G. A., $5.43. Total, $390.20. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Asheville, First, $129.68; Biltmore, $7.47; French Broad, 
$11.86; *Riverside, $6.97; West End, $6.85; Ridgecrest, $1.00. 
Total, $163.83. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Ashville, First, $132.06; French Broad, $4.31; Ridgecrest, 
$1. Total, $137.37. 

Grand total, $2,520.60. 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

W. M. S. 

*North Wilkesboro, $79.05; *Wilkesboro, $26.10. Total, 
$105.15. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*North Wilkesboro, $16.17; Beaver Creek, 90 cents. Total, 
$17.07. 

Grand total, $122.22. 

Caldwell Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Blair's Fork, $13.60; Granite Falls, $13.50; *Grandin, $5.10; 
Lenoir, $3 9.45; *Lenoir, Second Church, $6.30; *Lower Creek, 
$33.25; Rhodhiss, $11.60; *Sardis, $13.10. Total, $135.90. 



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Y. W. A. 

*Lenoir, $12.50; Rhodhiss, $5.00. Total, $17.50. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Blair's Fork, $2.10; Edgemont, $1.60; *Lenoir, First, $15.00; 
*Lower Creek, $11.50; *Rhod'hiss, $7.80; *Sardis, $9.69; Gran- 
ite Falls, 50 cents; Lenoir, Second, $2.81. Total, $51.00. 

Grand total, $204.40. 

Carolina Association. 
W. M. S. 

*East Flat Rock, $17.45; Fruitland, $3.95; French Broad, 
$9.00; *Hendersonville, $171.85; Refuge, $8.25; Mud Creek, 
$5.50. Total, $216.00. 

Y. W. A. 

Fruitland Institute, $10.00; *Hendersonville, $22.70; Hen- 
dersonville, G. A., $7.05; Tuxedo, $35.37. Total, $75.17. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Balfour, $5.10; *Hendersonville, $4.09; Refuge, $4.75; Zion 
'Hill, $2.00. Total, $15.94. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Hendersoncille, $4.00. 
Grand total, $311.06. 

Cape Fear-Columbus Association. 

W. M. S. 

Boardman, $3.00; *Cerro Gordo, $50.70; Chadbourn, $23.43; 
China Grove, $6.25; Clarkton, $9.15; Hope Mills, $3.05; Lennon's 
Cross Roads, $4.70; Sweet Home, $4.51; *Whiteville, $38.35. 
Total, $143.14. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Whiteville, $10.25; *Boardman, $53.40, China Grove, $2.50; 
Cerro Gordo, $4.60; Sweet Home, $2.53. Total, $73.28. 
Grand total, $216.42. 

Catawba River Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Drexel, $25.85; Enon, $4.85; *East Morganton, $29.00; 
*Morganton, $102.93; *North Cawtaba, $21.43; Pleasant Hill, 
$9.55. Total, $193.60. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Morganton, First, $15.15; Morganton, Second, $1.40. Total, 
, $16.55. 

Grand total, $210.15. 



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CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Bay Leaf, $6.45; Brassfield, $30.80; Bethany, $4.25; Flat 
Rock, $113.44; *Franklinton, $199.92; Forestville, $3.00; Glen 
Royal, $3.79; Hopkln's Chapel, $8.57; Harris's Chapel, $5.10; 
Johnson Memorial, $11.50; *Midway, $12.57; *Mt. Olivet, 
$16.10; Mt. Vernon, $11.85; *New Bethel, $13.60; New Hope, 
$18.92; *Oak Grove, $16.85; Perry's Chapel, $44.50; *Raleigh, 
First Church, $2,018.25; Wake Cross Roads, $5.55; *Wakefield, 
$24.58; *Wake Union, $8.59; *Woodland, $10.25;* Wake Forest, 
$257.69; *Youngsville, $186.70. Total, $3,032.82. 

Y. w. A. 

Clements, $2.55; *Eliza Yates, Raleigh, First Church, $206.13; 
Meredith College, $75.00; Oak Grove, $8.29; *Raleigh, First 
Church, $114.54; Raleigh First Church, G. A., $12.65; Wake- 
field, $13.11; Wake Forest, $180.20; *Wake Forest, G. A., 
$10.36. Total, $622.83. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Brassfield, $30.50; *Clement, $4.55; *Franklinton, $50.20; 
*Raleigh, 1st, $60.00; *Mt. Olivet, $15.75; Perry's Chapel, $3.85; 
*Wake Union, $2.82; *Wake Forest, $27.41; *Youngsville, 
$52.50; Bay Leaf, $1.00; Hopkin's Chapel, 30 cents; Hughes, 
Chapel, $4.66; New Bethel, $3.81; Oak Grove, $7.55. Total, 
$264.90. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Mt. Olivet, $21.00; -Wake Forest, $9.00; Hughes Chapel, 
$1.65; Oak Grove, $1.55. Total, $32.20. 
Grand total, $3,953.75. 

CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

W. M. S. 

♦Ballard's Bridge, $36.46; *Berhaven, $32.95; Bethel, $31.07; 
*Blackwell Memorial, $268.00; Bethany, $4.00; Berea, $14.00; 
♦Columbia, $25.30; *Corinth, $29.15; *Cool Springs, $26.25; 
Creswell, $21.48; *Edenton, $240.45; *Elizabeth City, $177.23; 
Eure, $6.00; *Eureka, $41.65; Ebenezer, $17.50; Gatesville, 
$42.88; *Hertford, $94.40; *Macedonia, $18.80; *Manteo, 
$63.00; *Moyock, $11.50; Mt. Pleasant, $4.50; Pleasant Grove, 
$5.60; Poplar Branch, $24.00; Pantego, $2.20; Powell's Point, 
$6.83; Reynoldson, $38.00; *Riverside, $29.25; *Rocky Hock, 
$68.46; *Salem, $20.46; *Sawyer's Creek, $128.35; Yeopim, 
$7.85. Total, $1,537.57. 

Y. W. A. 

*Belhaven, $5.00; Blackwell Memorial, $31.00; *Edenton, 



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$108.45; Edenton, G. A., $11.50; Elizabeth City, First Church, 
$5.00; Hertford, $5.00; Hertford, G. A., $9.00. Total, $174.95. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Belhaven, $6.06; Blackwell Memorial, $15.00; Bethel, $1.05; 
Corinth, $5.00; *Edenton, $40.36; *Elizabeth City, First, $10.28; 
Harrellsville, $2.89; *Hertford, $15.50; *Manteo, $6.65; *Pow- 
ell's Point, $2.50; *Riverside, $4.25; *Rocky Hock, $10.70; 
*Sawyer's Creek, $28.69; *Soundside, $7.56; *Travis, $9.00; 
Ebenezer, $2.00; Gatesville, $8.92; Roper, $9.30; Ballard's 
Bridge, $8.11; Providence, 90 cents; Reynoldson, $1.00. Total, 
$195.72. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Blackwell Memorial, $10.50; *Sawyer's Creek, $30.44. To- 
tal, $40.94. 

Grand total, $1,949.18. 

Cumberland Association. 
W. M. S. 

*Beaverdam, $21.67; *Bladen Union, $35.10; *Cpae Fear, 
$25.30; *Cedar Falls, $9.86; Cedar Creek, $15.85; *Cumber- 
land Union, $15.85; *Fayetteville, First Church, $188.50; Fay- 
etteville. Second Church, $7.00; Green Springs, $18.75; Hope 
Mills, $4.85; Massey Hill, $6.95; *Rockfish, $65.88; Sharon, 
$30.50; *Stedman, $9.75; Shiloh, $1.85; Tabrenacle, $1.97. To- 
tal, $459.63. 

y. W. A. 

Fayetteville, $12.62; Sharon, $1.60. Total, $14.22. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Fayetteville, First, $29.16; Green Springs, $2.26; *Rockfish, 
$12.35; Cape Fear, $7.38; Cumberland Union, $6.90; Fayetteville, 
Second, $1.00; Cedar Falls, 11 cents; Steadman, $1.16. Total, 
$60.32. 

Grand total, $534.17. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Beulah, $37.60; *Beulaville, $18.00; *Beulah Chapel, $58.50; 
Bear Marsh, $2.00; *Calypso, $25.60; *Clinton, $143.00; *Con- 
cord, $5.80; Corinth, $25.00; Delway, $5.15; Dobson's Chapel, 
$4.30; *Ebenezer, $9.65; *Faison, $31.00; Garland, $17.00; Is- 
land Creek, $5.00; *Johnson's, $57.40; Jones' Chapel, $20.00; 
*Kenansville, $35.75; *Magnolia, $75.00; *Mt. Olive, $109.84; 
Mt. Gilead, $2.00; New Hope, $15.77; *Oak Vale, $7.50; *Piney 
Grove, $22.00; Poplar Grove, 80 cents; *Rose Hill, $59.50; 
Rowan, $38.00; Siloam, $5.18; Southern, $2.45; Turkey, $11.15; 
Warsaw, $75.00. Total, $924.94. 



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Y. W. A. 

*Clinton, $34.00; Ebenezer, $1.50; Faison, $2.10; Johnson's, 
$1.00; *Magnolia, $45.00; Mt. Gilead, 60 cents; *Mt. Olive, 
$11.75; Oak Vale, $4.00; Rose Hill, $2.00; Rowan, $10.00. 
Total, $111.95. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Beulaville, $2.00; *Clinton, $28.00; Concord, $2.50; *Delway, 
$6.20; *Evergreen, $18.00; Garland, $4.71; *Johnson's, $13.30; 
*Magnalia, $40.00; *Mt. Olive, $41.00; *Oak Vale, $4.00; Piney 
Grove, $5.75; Poplar Grove, 25 cents; *Rose Hill, $19.75; *Tur- 
key, $11.85; *Warsaw, $45.00; Kenansville, $4.00; Corinth, 
$4.87; Dobb's Chapel, 83 cents; Faison, $13.00; New Hope, 
$2.69; Rowan, $17.00; Jones' Chapel, $6.00; Bay Leaf, 50 
cents; White Oak, 32 cents; Calypso, $2.25; Mt. Gilead, 28 
cents; Sharon, $1.65. Total, $294.70. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Rose Hill, $1.85. 
Grand total, $1,334.44. 

FLAT RIVER ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Amis Chapel, $33.45; Beulah, $22.05; Bethany, $2.00; *Con- 
cord, $12.60; *Creemoor, $45.05; Corinth, $19.50; Dexter, 
$14.10; *Enon, $33.67; *Florence Ave., $90.20; *Grassy Creek, 
$30.20; Hester's, $6.10; Island Creek, $23.00; *Knott's Grove, 
$42.72; Knap of Reeds, $13.10; *Mary's Chapel, $6.95; Mt. 
Creek, $64.67; Mill Creek, $44.00; Mt. Harmony, $2.30; *01ive 
Branch, $9.34; Olive's Grove, $12.90; * Oxford, $548.00; Sharon, 
$4.34; *Stovall, $24.50; Tally Ho, $4.50; For Associational Mis- 
sions by Association, $100.00. Total, $1,209.24. 

Y. W. A. 

Florence Ave., $1.40; *Oxford, $48.36; Oxford, G. A., $1.50; 
Total, $51.26. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Amis Chapel, $13.00; *Enon, $19.68; *Florence Ave., $14.13; 
Island Creek, $9.15; *Knott's Grove, $13.21; *Mt. Creek, $22.18; 
Mary's Chapel, $2.75; *Oxford, $35.08; Bullock, $1.00; Beulah, 
$9.50; Grassy Creek, $7.84; Tally Ho, $9.98; Knap of Reeds, 
$2.00; Peaces' Chapel, $1.33; Pleasant Grove, $3.11; Stovall, 
$3.85; Tabb's Creek, $3.35; Bethany, 45 cents; Corinth, $2.67; 
Creedmoor, $3.46; Fellowship, $1.68; Hester, 37 cents; Mt. 
Zion, $1.00; Olive Grove, $1.25; Rock Springs, $2.21; Dexter, 
80 cents. Total, $185.03. 

Grand total, $1,445.53. 



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FRENCH BROAD ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Flat Creek, $2.15; Laurel Branch, $18.70; *Marsliall, $16.00; 
Mars Hill, $51.37. Total, $88.22. 

Green River Association. 
W. M. S. 

Clinchfield, $3.75; * Marion, $29.40; *Mt. Vernon, $34.17; 
Muntford's Cove, $3.58; Old Fort, $24.00;. Round Hill, $43.00; 
*Rutherfordton, $98.42. Total, $236.32. 

Y. W. A. 

Rutherfordton, $29.12. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Marion, $20.45; Mt. Vernon, $35.99; Rutherfordton, $5.11. 
Total, $61.55. 

Grand total, $326.99. 

HAYWOOD ASSOCIATION, 
W. M. S. 

Locust Field, $30.65; Pleasant Hill, $52.02; Spring Hill, $2.05; 
*Waynesville, $168.00. Total, $252.72. 

Y. W. A. 

*Waynesville, $25.90. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Waynesville, $19.50; Judson Band, $3.60. Total, $23.10. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Waynesville, $7.39. 
Grand total, $309.11. 

Johnston County Association. 
W. M. S. 

Baptist Center, $12.40; Bethesda, $3.85; Benson, $18.20; 
Bailey, $3.60; Blackman's Grove, $1.10; *Clayton, $223.65; 
Clyde's Chapel, $17.90; *Four Oaks, $29.35; Kenly, $9.00; *Mid- 
dlesex, $30.00; Mt. Moriah, $33.80; Pine Level, $24.00; *Pis- 
gah, $46.46; *Selnia, $39.75; *Shiloh, $21.50; *Smithfield, 
$155.10; *Wendell, $8.75; Wilson's Mills, $12.00. Total, $690.41. 

Y. w. A. 

Benson, 50 cents; Benson, G. A., $3.00; Clayton, $10.25; 
Clayton, G. A., $18.50; Four Oaks, G. A., $1.30; Mt. Moriah, 
G. A., $5.00; Middlesex, G. A., $4.26; *Selma, G. A., $4.75; 
Smithfield, $4.35. Total, $65.56. 



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SUNBEAMS. 

*Clayton, $30.20; Four Oks, $7.08; *Middlesex, $15.88; *Pis- 
gah, $5.82; *Selma, $7.81; *Smithfield, $19.77; Wendell, $8.35; 
Benson, $3.60; Shiloh, $1.00; Mt. Moriah, $8.85. Total, $108.36. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Benson, $2.50; *Clayton, $14.00; Pour Oaks, $2.95; Mt. Mo- 
riah, $10.00; Selma, $1.00. Total, $30.45. 
Grand total, $894.78. 

KING'S MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Boiling Springs, $80.92; *Cherryville, $76.60; *Double 
Springs, $34.15; *Elizabetli, $34.21; Flint Hill, $4.75; Grover, 
$19.50; King's Mt., $48.50; New Bethel, $13.10; New Hope, 
$18.73; Patterson Station, $1.70; *Shelby, First Church, $182.18; 
South Shelby, $11.76; Waco, $18.75; Fallston, $5.60; Union, 
$5.05. Total, $555.50. 

Y. W. A. * 

Bessemer City, $5.00; *Boiling Springs, $7.80; King's Mt., 
$18.35; New Bethel, $2.20; New Hope, $3.75; Shelby, First 
Church, $6.00; South Shelby, $3.85. Total, $46.95. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Boiling Springs, $13.07; *Cherryville, $18.70; *Double 
Springs, $4.37; Elizabeth, $16.05; Grover, 50 cents; New Hope, 
$2.00; Shelby, Second, $11.50; New Bethel, $1.05; Shelby, First, 
$14.77; Flint Hill, $1.62; King's Mt., $15.39; Waco, $4.00. To- 
tal, $103.02. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Boiling Springs, $6.68; King's Mt., $9.55; Grover, $1.50. To- 
tal, $17.73. 

Grand total, $723.20. 

LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Angier, $20.95; *Antioch, $15.80; Buie'e Creek, $70.00; 
Ofhalybeate Springs, $12.76; *Coats, $69.38; Duke, $13.80; 
*Dunn, $44.95; Friendship, $8.00; Holly Springs, $18.41; Lil- 
lington, $37.00; Piney Grove, $13.15; Louis Castlebury Scholar- 
ship, $45.00. Total, $369.20. 

Y. W. A. 

*Buie's Creek, $42.74; *Coats, $8.54; Dunn, $1.85; Dunn, Jr. 
Y. W. A., 10 cents; Little River, $2.00. Total, $55.23. 



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SUNBEAMS. 

*Buie's Creek, $6.71; Coats, $2.48; Dunn, $1.46. Total, $10.65. 
Grand total, $435.08. 

LIBERTY-DUCKTOWN ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. ' ' 

Notla, $1.00. 

Liberty Association. 

W. M. S. 

Ashboro, $20.15; Denton, $43.75; Holloway's, $31.50; *Jersey, 
$23.99; *Lexington, $117.40; *Thomasville, $139.71; *Thomas- 
ville Orphanage, $265.19; Stoner's Grove, $15.20; *Wallburg, 
$28.25. Total, $685.14. 

y. W. A. 

Lexington, G. A., $2.35; Thomasville, Orphanage, $11.81. To- 
tal, $14.16. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Holloway's, $1.22; *Lexington, $18.90; Thomasville, $14.55; 
*Wallburg, $13.30; *Reeds, 3.75. Total, $51.72. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Lexington, $6.01. 
Grand total, $757.03. 

MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Allen St., Charlotte, $62.00; *Charlotte, First Church, $1,- 
617.50; *Concord, $74.50; *Concord„ McGill St., $49.20; Cor- 
nelius, $14.50; Chadwick, $9.70; Independence Hill, $3.50; 
*Kannapolis, $29.30; *Matthews, $24.70; *Ninth Ave., Char- 
lotte, $123.90; *Oak Grove, $14.97; *Pleasant Plains, $6.60; 
Pritchard Memorial, $280.20; Stough Memorial, $22.95. Total, 
$2,333.52. 

Y. W. A. 

Allen Street, G. A., $3.55; Allen Street, $8.40; *Charlotte, 
First Church, $207.20; Charlotte, First Church, G. A., $15.15; 
Concord, $12.25; *Elizabeth, $19.96; *Friendship, $13.50; In- 
dependence Hill, $1.00; Kannapolis, $5.00; Lottie Moon, Char- 
lotte, First Church, $17.40; *Ninth Avenue, Charlotte, $32.60; 
Oak Grove, $4.15; *Pritchard Memorial, $7*. 00; *Pritchard Me- 
morial, G. A., $50.40. Total,"$466.56. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Allen St., $6.65; Charlotte, First, $18.04; *Friendship, $2.58; 
*Independence Hill, $3.70; Kannapolis, $10.30; *Matthews, 



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$10.58: *McGill St., $9.00; Ninth Ave., $14.70; Pritchard Me- 
morial. $11.10; Stough Memorial, $13.15; Chadwick, 54 cents; 
Oak Grove, 40 cents; Cornelius, $2.39. Total, $103.13. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

McGill St., $6.50. 
Grand total, $2,909.71. 

Macon County Association. 

W. M. S. 

Tellico, $39.00; Cowee, $2.00. Total, $41.00. 

MT. ZION ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Antioch, $21.50; *Bethel, $36.65; Bells, $3.85; *Burlington, 
$147.07; Carrboro, $28.95; Cedar Fork, $22.40; *.Chapel Hill, 
$65.45; *Durham, First Church, $441.46; *Durham Second 
Church, $169,36; *East Durham, $107.85; Edgemont, $51.00; 
*Graham, $85.65; *Hillsboro, $36.77; Lystra, $38.80; Lakewood, 
$3.55; *Mebane, $72.90; *Mt. Gilead, $28.20; Mt. Pisgah, 
$104.00; *North Durham, $112.60; *01ive's Chapel, $103.33; 
*Red Mountain, $30.55; *West Durham, $171.10; Mt. Carmel, 
$5.50. Total, $1,888.49. 

y. W. A. 

Chapel Hill, $4.30; *Durham, Second Church, $37.94; *East 
Durham, $63.15; East Durham, G. A., $12.25; Edgemont, $8.45; 
Edgemont, G. A., $2.50; *Earnest Workers, Durham, $707.50; 
First Church, G. A., Durham, $2.16; Mt. Gilead, $5.68; Mt. Pis- 
gah, 60 cents; Olive's Chapel, $6.27; Olive's Chapel, G. A., $1.44; 
North Durham, $10.70; North Durham, G. A., $1.00; *West 
Durham, $47.13; *Yates' Chapel, $4.30. Total, $962.69. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Bells, $2.15; Burlington, $3.10; Durham, First, $10.00; *East 
Durham, $15.12; West Durham, $9.80; North Durham, $9.60; 
Lystra, $1.99; *Mebane, $32.42; *Mt. Pisgah, $9.25; *Yates' 
Chapel, $8.32; Durban, Second, $6.85; Hillsboro, $10.25; Merry 
Oaks, 80 cents; Olive Chapel, $5.05. Total, $124.70. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Durham, First, $2.45; *West Durham, $16.70. Total, $19.15. 
Total, $2,995.03. 

Montgomery Association. 

W. M. S. 

Biscoe, $20.50; Dover, $2.25; *Laurel Hill, $38.00; Forks of 
Little River, $20.95; *Mt. Gilead, $76.65; *Star, $10.40; Stony 
Fork, $3.25; Troy, $36.80; Wadeville, $21.90. Total, $230.70. 



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y. w. A. 

Star, G. A., $1.00. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Biscoe, $6.25; Laurel Hill, $4.00; Stony Fork, $3.15. Total, 
$13.40. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Star, $2.00. 

Grand total, $247.10. 

Neuse-Atlantic Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Ayden, $27.70; *Bayboro, $14.23; *Beaufort, $71.76; *Davis, 
$17.50; *Premont, $12.64; *Goldsboro, First Church, $242.00; 
Goldsboro, Second Church, $1.00; *Kinston, $347.60; *LaGrange, 
$32.50; Leary Memorial, $3.00; Mt. Nelson, 40 cents* Mar- 
shallburg, $12.70; *Maysville, $17.80; *Morehead City, $98.20; 
*New Bern, ,First Church, $285.55; New Bern, Tabernacle 
$33.00; *Oriental, $24.80; Piney Grove, $2.0.25; PoUocksville, 
$60.45; Sanday Bottom, $1.35; Swansboro, $52.79; Smyrna, 
$9.00; Union, $2.70; *Winterville, $83.45. Total, $1,472.37. 

Y. w. A. 

Beaufort, $2.05; Goldsboro, $63.00; Goldsboro, G. A., $4.00; 
Kinston, $37.14; Kinston, G. A., $3.05; Morehead City, $31.16; 
Oriental, $2.20; Oriental, G. A., $1.50; Tabernacle, New Bern, 
$7.01; Winterville, G. A., $8.05. Total, $159.16. 

SUNBEAMS. 

- *Beaufort, $12.25; *Davis, $6.25; Kinston, $2.06; *LaGrange, 
$17.53; Maysville, $1.00; *Smyrna, $10.57; *Winterville, 
$21.82; New Bern, First, $13.00; Tabernacle, $6.41; Ayden, 
$4.32; Swansboro, $5.00. Total, $100.21. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

New Bern, First, $2.50; Beaufort, $1.00. Total, $3.50. 
Grand total, $1,735.24. 

Pee Dee Association. 

W. M. S. 

Ansonville, $26.00 Cartledge's Creek, $20.00; Cobb Memorial, 
$13.78; Ellerbe, $43.55; *Gibson, $45.50; *Hoffman, $13.00; 
Hamlet, $6.00; Lilesville, $6.00; *Laurinburg, $149.82; *Mor- 
ven, $31.90; *Polkton, $23.00; Peachland, $18.95; Robcrdel, 
$27.50; ' Rockingham, $214.90; Spring Hill, $85.60; *Wades- 
boro, $335.00. Total, $1,060.50. 



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Y, W. Ai 

*Laurinburg, $79.73; *Rockingham, $150.83; Spring Hill, 
$33.90; *Wadesboro, $131.96. Total, $396.42. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Hamlet, $32.30; Ellerbe, $6.29; Laurinburg, $11.60; *Morven, 
$18.15; *Rockingham, $14.09; *Wadesboro, $67.83; Peachland, 
$2.96; Cartledge's Creek, $1.25; Spring Hill, $6.10. Total, 
$160.57. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Laurinburg, $3.00. 
Grand total, $1,620.49. 

PIEDMONT ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Ashboro St., $60.83; *Forest Ave., $288.57; *Greensboro, 
First Church, $582.45; Green St., High Point, $51.10; *High 
Point, First Church, $191.60; *Moore's Chapel, $16.85; Ram- 
seur, $25.00; *Reidsville, $156.75; Third Street, Greensboro, 80 
cents; Walnut St., Greensboro, $26.86. Total, $1,400.81. 

Y. W. A. 

Ashboro Street, G. A., Greensboro, $20.61; *Greensboro, First 
Church, G. A., $15.01; *Greensboro, First Church, $131:95; 
High Point, $135.15; *High Point, G. A., $27.90; *Moore's 
Chapel, $6.31. Total, $336.93. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Greensboro, First, $40.24; *Ashboro Street, $103.25; *Forest 
Ave., $5.83; High Point, $36.25; *Moore's Chapel, $5.81; Ram- 
seur, $7.20; Florida Ave., $9.00; Magnolia Steet, 28 cents. 
Total, $207.86. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

•Ashboro Street, $27.55; Greensboro, First, $25.34. Total, 
$52.89. 

Grand total, $1,998.49. 

Pilot Mountain Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Brown Memorial, $443.51; Clemmonsville, $3.75; Draper, 
$20.50; Deep Springs, $11.00; *Greenwood Ave., $138.40; Ker- 
nersville, 60 cents; *King, $9.00; Leaksville, $36.81; *Lew- 
isville, $15.00; *Madison, $25.05; Moyodan, $10.60; Mt. Airy, 
$96.00; *North Winston, $89.53; *Southside, $33.50; *Spray, 
$56.55; Stoneville, $27.80; *Salem, $158.00; * Winston-Salem, 
First Church, $638.45. Total, $1,814.05. 



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Y. W. A. 

*Brown Memorial, $224.13; *LeaksvilIe, $39.35; Leaksville, 
G. A., $6.35; Salem, $22.12; *Winston-Salem, $158.00. Total, 
$449.95. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Greenwood Ave., $20.00; Leaksville, $12.77; North Winston, 
$23.20; Spay, $17.20; Dan Valley, $2.05; Winston-Salem, First, 
$50.50; Brown Memorial, $72.53; Southside, $7.00; King's, 
$1.35; Pilot Mt., $5.00. Total, $211.60. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Leaksville, $3.85. 
Grand total, $2,479.45. 

Raleigh Association. 
W. M. S. 

*Apex, $241.05; *Cary, $126.64; *Collin's Grove, $30.00; 
♦Garner, $42.56; Good Hope, $51.00; *Green Level, $72.70; 
Fuquay, $12.10; *Heplizibah, $66.35; *Holly Springs, $90.53; 
Inwood, $4.00; Knightdale, $14.85; Mt. Hermon, $10.00; Mor- 
risville, $3.00; *Mt. Zion, $16.70; New Hill, $3.75; *Pullen Me- 
morial, $32.05; Pilot Mills, $3.40; *Shady Grove, $56.40; Salem, 
$28.50; Swift Creek, $4.05; Tabernacle, $899.22; *Zebulon, 
$73.91. Total, $1,882.76. 

Y. W. A. 

Apex, $7.21; Apex, G. A., $14.00; *Cary, G. A., $9.74; *Green 
Level, G. A., $4.76; Holly Springs, $13.75; Raleigh, Tabernacle, 
$283.20; Zebulon, G. A., $3.06. Total, $335.72. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Gary, $1.89; *Holly Grove, $14.10; Pullen Memorial, $3/55; 
*Shady Grove, $17.48; Tabernacle, $23.28; Zebulon, $8.24; Apex, 
$6.11; Green Level, $2.18; Garner, $10.00. Total, $86.83. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Green Level, 75 cents. 
Grand total, $2,306.06. 

Robeson Association. 

W. M. S. 

Antioch, $18.97; *Ashpole, $264.43; *Back Swamp, $45.95; 
*Baltimore, $18.80; Beulah, $1.50; Big Branch, $41.90; *Broad 
Ridge, $10.25; Bethany, $4.25; *East Lumberton, $75.38; *Great 
Marsh, $25.75; *Long Branch, $94.30; *Lumber Bridge, $56.00; 
*Lumberton, First Church, $369.97; Maxton, $27.52; *Mt. 
Eliam, $61.12; Oakton, $3.58; Pleasant Grove, $13.00; *Proc- 



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torville, $15.88; Pleasant Hope, $2.25; Raeford, $78.60; *Raft 
Swamp, $85.65; Rowland, $31.90; *Red Springs, $44.65; *Ro- 
zier's, $12.48; Smyrna, $7.45; *Saddle Tree, $32.73; *St. Pauls, 
$119.97; *Ten Mile, $8.56; *Tolarsville, $18.66. Total, $1,- 
591.45. 

Y. W. A.) 

Ashpole, $14.91; Back Swamp, $9.88; East Lumberton, $14.25; 
First, Lumberton, $50.29; *First, Lumberton, G. A., $19.31; 
St. Pauls, $6.50; *St. Pauls, G. A., $7.31; *Tolarsville, G. A., 
$10.47. Total, $132.92. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Ashpole, $40.00; *Back Swamp, $19.70; Beulah, $6.77; 
*Betliany, $6.43; *Big Branch, $15.80; Boad Ridge, -$7.00; 
Ephesus, $4.61; *Great Marsh, $14.97; *Long Branch, $24.75; 
*East Lumberton, $15.25; *Lumberton, $135.12; West Lumber- 
ton, 25 cents; Mt. Eliam, $4.82; Oakdale, $1.50; Oak Grove, 
$5.20; Pleasant Hope, $2.75; *Proctorville, $6.92; *Raeford, 
$39.60; *Raft Swamp, $25.26; Rennert, $5.72; *Red Springs, 
$20.76; Rozier, $3.80; *Saddle Tree, $7.80; *Smyrna, $3.35; 
*St. Pauls, $7.47; *Tolarsville, $5.30; Baltimore, $4.25; Cly- 
born, $1.40; Maxton, $22.21; Pleasant Grove, $2.58; Raynham, 
28 cents; Cedar Grove, $2.78; Barnesville, $2.32. Total, $466.72. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Ashpole, $18.85; *Lumberton, $36.28; St. Pauls, $6.26. To- 
tal, $61.39. 

Grand Total, $2,252.48. 

ROANOKE ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

Aenon, $1.75; Bethel, $2.40; Cypress Chapel, $2.93; Daw- 
son's, $5.40; *Ebenezer, $28.85; *Elm City, $29.90; Enfield, 
$11.60; Farmville, $56.25; Fountain, $2.00; *Greenville Memo- 
rial, $169.45; *Greenville, Immanuel, $91.35; *Hickory, $34.94; 
*Nashville, $59.50; *New Hope, $22.46; Oak Level, $7.00; Ply- 
mouth, $6.00; Rosemary, $5.20; Rocky Mt., $231.00; Roanoke 
Rapids, $5.05; *Scotland Neck, $519.13; *Spring Hope, $21.35; 
*Stantonburg, $36.76; Sharpsburg, $2.10; Tarboro, $44.07; 
Washington, $53.65; Weldon, $64.55; *Wilson, $288.79; Wil- 
liamston, $11.01; Whitakers, $18.55. Total, $1,832.99. 

Y. W. A. 

First, Rocky Mount, $15.00; Scotland Neck, $24.30; Weldon, 
$22.10. Total, $61.40. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Elm City, $2.95; *Greenville Memorial, $21.45; *Nashville, 



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$16.25; *Rocky MX-, $87.50; Weldon, $12.61; Wilson, $66.01; 
Oakton, 60 cents; Hamilton, $5.00; Spring Hope, $2.00. Total, 
$214.37. ^ 
Grand total, $2,108.76. 

Sandy Creek Association. 

Aberdeen, $91.99; *Bennett, $7.80; *Bethleliem, $31.75; 
*Bethany, $18.75; *Bonlee, $18.85; *Brush Crek, $12.85; *Cam- 
eron, $80.50; *Cartliage, $1,07.66; Cooi Springs, $12.10; 
Ephesus , $2.55; *Emmaus, $13.03; Fall Creek, $3.30; Friend- 
ship, $2.00; Goldston, $3.10; *Jonesboro, $51.80; Love's Creek, 
$1.00; *Moncure, $14.91; Mt. Olive, $5.37; May's Chapel, $9.60; 
*Pittsboro, $60.10; Rocky River, $2.06; Rive's Chapel, $9.50; 
*Sanford, $184.00; *Sandy Branch, $24.55; *Siler City, $101.80; 
Sandy Creek, $16.50. Total, $887.28. 

Y. W. A. 

*Carthage, $12.02; Jonesboro, $2.65; *Sanford, $24.15; San- 
ford, G. A., $4.00. Total, $42.82. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Aberdeen, $22.10; Bonlee, $1.16; *Cameron, $17.80; *Car- 
thage, $5.25; Jonesboro, $6.22; *Moncure, $2.23; *Sanford, 
$22.84; *Siler City, $31.79; Bethlehem, $4.00; Mt. Olive, 50 
cents. Total, $113.89. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Carthage, $9.53. 
Grand total, $1,053.52. 

Sandy Run Association. 
W. M. S. 

Adaville, $3.50; *Bethel, $22.30; *Bostic, $20.38; Caroleen, 
$93.05; *Cliffside, $87.60; Concord, $6.25; *Forest City, $75.75; 
*Green's Creek, $16.50; *High Shoals, $38.75; *Henrietta, 
$39.50; *Mt. Pleasant (C), $20.95; *Mt. Pleasant (R), $15.95; 
Race Patlis, $2.00; Sandy Run, $18.75; Shiloh, $12.55; *South- 
ern, $99.85; Sulpher Springs, $2.45; ^Wall's $16.02. Total, 
$592.10. 

Y. W. A. 

Caroleen, $16.05; Cliffside, $4.75; Forest City, $8.95: Forest 
City, G. A., $14.00; *Henrietta, $20.38; Mt. Pleasant (HT), $3.45; 
Total, $67.58. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Henrietta, $5.59; *Southern, $21.60; *Mt. Pleasant, $6.68; 
*Bostic, $14.58; *Caroleen, $12.57; *Cliffside, $10.05; Adaville, 



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$2.75; Forest City, $30.50; Shiloli, $2.55; Sandy Run, $1.46; 
Mt. Pleasant (C), 25 cents. Total, $108.58. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

*Cliffside, $12.75; Mt. Pleasant (C), 70 cents. Total, $13.45. 
Grand total, $781.71. 

South Fork Association. 
W. M. S. 

*Belmont, First Church, $27.82; *Brookford, $14.00; Catawba, 
$9.67; Dallas, $21.00; East Belmont, $11.80; *East Gastonia, 
$24.55; *First, Gastonia, $439.81; *Hickory, First Church, 
$200.49; Hickory, Station, $2.00; High Shoals, $18.90; *Loray, 
$71.65; *Lincolnton, First Church, $123.85; *McAdenville, 
$23.45; Maiden, $3.10; Mt. Holly, $23.75; Newton, $56.50; 
*01ivet, $41.70; Sandy Plains, $19.64; West Hickory, $5.15. To- 
tal, $1,138.82. 

Y. W. A. 

Belmont, $22.90; East Gastonia, $6.40; East Gastonia, G. A., 
80 cents; *Gastonia, $82.65; *Hickory, $66.55; High Shoals, 
$24.00; Lincolnton, $8.00; Loray, $32.07. Total, $243.37. 

SUNBEAMS. 

* Gastonia, $39.70; * Hickory, $99.71; Lincolnton, $18.00; 
McAdenville, $6.30; Mt. Holly, $12.37; Belmont, $10.84; East 
Gastonia, $7.29; Higland, $4.10; *High Shoals, $5.57; Lincoln 
Ave., $1.90; *Newton, $11.37; *01ivet, $16.75; East Belmont, 
$2.16; Dallas, $5.40; Loray, $6.33; Clara Mill, $2.16. Total, 
$249.95. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Hickory, $11.62; East Gastonia, $1.10; Belmont, $2.50. Total, 
$15.22. 

Grand total, $1,647.36. 

South River Association. 
W. M. S. 

Mingo, $5.47; *Roseboro, $21.85; *Salemburg, $118.72; 
Spring Branch, $89.45; *White Oak, $17.80. Total, $253.29. 

Y. w. A. ' 

Autryville, 80 cents; Baptist Chapel, $8.00; *Clements, $13.14; 
Mary's Chapel, $1.00; Salemburg, $39.64; Spring Branch, 
$45.65. Total, $108.23. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Salemburg, $26.68; Spring Branch, $9.59; Corinth, 50 cents; 



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White Oak, $1.40; Piney Green, $1.80; Roseboro, $1.97; South- 
ern, $5.00. Total, $46.94. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Salemburg, 57 cents. 
Grand total, $409.03. 

South Yadkin Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Bethel, $21.50; Cool Springs, $5.35; *China Grove, $19.00; 
Cooleemee, $39.30; *Eaton's, $19.92; Parmington, $26.41; 
*Pront St., Statesville, $61.40; *Mooresville, $22.72; *Mocks- 
ville, $100.02; *New Hope, $33.85; *Rockwell, $22.75; *States- 
ville. First Church, $265.35; *Salisbury, $234.69; Chestnut Hill, 
$1.64; *Society, $15.00; *Spencer, $78.31; *South River, $34.48; 
*Western Avenue, $38.75; Jerusalem, 30 cents. Total, $1,030.70. 

Y. w. A. 

Corinth, $2.65; Salisbury, First Church, $10.00; Spencer, 
$3.00; Statesville, First Church, $2.55. Total, $18.20. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Cool Springs, $4.01; Jerusalem, 90 cents; Mocksville, $6.72; 
Rockwell, $1.00; New Hope, $3.00; *Salisbury, $17.25; *South 
River, $2.16; *Spencer, $18.25; *Statesville, First, $10.00; 
*Front Street, $14.44; *Western Ave., $5.99; Bethel, 40 cents; 
Cooleemee, $4.11; Mooresville, $1.75; Chestnut Hill, 25c.; China 
Grove, $4.25; Statesville, Second, 80 cents. Total, $95.28. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Salisbury, $3.25; Statesville, First, $4.73. Total, $7.98. 
Grand total, $1,152.20. 

Stanly Association. 
W. M. S. 

Albemarle, $58.75; Palmerville, $23.10. Total, $81.85. 
Surry Association. 
W. M. S. 

Antioch, $8.50; *Elkin, $34.10; Mountain Park, $6.80. To- 
tal, $49.40. 

Tar River Association. 

W. M. S. 

Advance, $2.48; *Bethelhem, $10.80; *Bethesda, $11.00; 
*Bethany, $7.55; *Brown's, $32.15; *Bunn, $24.98; *Castalia, 
$13.80; Cedar Rock, $23.05; *Centerville, $17.80; Corinth, $3.10; 



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Cypress Chapel, $2.00; *Gardner's, $63.45; *Harris Chapel, 
$20.01; *Henderson, $186.02; *Inez, $8.60; Kittrell, $3.35; 
*Littleton, $52.70; Hickory Rock, $2,35; *Loui^urg, $232.78; 
*Macon, $27.80; *Marmaduke, $13.57; Midway, $9.12; *Middle- 
burg, $20.05; Mt. Olive, $25.16; Mt. Hebron, $1.11; *Maple 
Springs, $32.15; Mt. Zion, $10.32; *New Bethel, $25.70; *New 
Sandy Creek, $17.35; Norlina, $5.55; Oak Ridge, $2.18; Jyo- 
ner's Chapel, $4.00; Poplar Springs $12.60; Philadelphia, $16.75; 
Peach Tree, $8.95; *Reedy Creek, $10.52; Red Bud, $1.00; 
*Sandy Creek, $26.00; *Sharon, $33.73; *South Henderson, 
$14.50; *Sulpher Springs, $13.20; Turkey Branch, $2.66; 
*Vaug;han's, $40.00; *Warrenton, $112.09; Warren Plains, 
$12.00; White Level, $8.05. Total, $1,224.08. 

Y. W. A. 

*Henderson, $73.85; *Littleton, $10.94; Louisburg, $33.85; 
Louisburg, G. A., $6.30; Warrenton, $6.85. Total, $131.79. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Advance, $12.45; *Brown's, $3.35; *Cary's, $7.59; *Castalia, 
$5.50; *Harris Chapel, $2.15; *Henderson, $23.12; *Littleton, 
$25.75; *Macon, $14.78; New Bethel, $4.30; Sulpher Sprigns, $1.- 
68; *Warrenton, $24.61; Bear Swamp, $6.12; Cypress Chapel, 45 
cents; Louisburg, $5.00; Norlina, $12.25; Joyner's Chapel, $1.27; 
Maple Springs, $1.80; New Sandy Creek, $9.00; Peachtree, 56 
cents; Sharon, $2.80; Vaughan, 10 cents; Gardner's, $4.70. To- 
tal, $169.33. 

ROYAL AlklBASSADORS. 

Henderson, $10.41; *Littleton, $4.61; Louisburg, $4.35. To- 
tal, $19.37. 

Grand total, $1,544.57. 

Tennessee River Association. 
W. M. S. 

Bone Valley, $4.50; *Brysaon City, $121.12; Cold Spring, 
$14.05; Cherokee, $8.00; *Deep Creek, $8.75; Holly Spring, 60 
cents. Total, $157.02. 

Y. W. A. 

Byson City, G. A., $1.10. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Byson City, $8.16; Deep Creek, $2.05; White Pine, 10 cents 
Total, $10.31. 

Grand total, $168.43. 



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Three Forks Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Boone, $21.80; *Cove Creek, $32.81; Blowing Rock, $2.00; 
Forest Grove, $8.60. Total, $65.21. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Boone, $6.50. 
Grand total, $71.71. 

Transylvania Association. 

W. M. S. 

Brevard, $59.98; Little River, $1.00; Mt. Moriah, $1.15; Zion, 
$2.50. Total, $64.63. 

Y. W. A. 

Brevard, $2.00; Little River, $1.50. Total, $3.50. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Enon, $2.22; Little River, $1.15; Zion, 50 cents; Glady, 50 
cents; Mt. Moriah. Total, $5.27. 
Grand total, $73.40. 

Tuckaseigee Association. 

W. M. S. 

Beta, $4.05; *Cullowhee, $46.75; Scott's Creek, $21.88; *Sylva, 
$34.58; Webster, $15.82. Total, $123.08. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Sylva, $1.53; Scott's Creek, $1.10. Total, $2.63. 
Grand total, $125.71. 

Union Association. 

W. M. S. 

Hopewell, $18.95; Marshville, $62.51; *Meadow Branch, 
$57.35; *Monroe, $269.00; *Shiloh, $48.35; West Monroe, $5.00. 
Total, $461.16. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Corinth, $1.02; *Meadow Branch, $21.75; Marshville, $9.09; 
Monroe, $34.00; Shiloh, $3.00. Total, $68.89. 
Grand total, $530.05. 

Western North Carolina Association. 

W. M. S. 

Andrews, $25.00; Murphy, $49.69. Total, $74.69. 



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Y. W. A. 

Andrews, $3.60. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Murpliy, $12.22. 
Grand total, $90.51. 

West Chowan Association. 

W. M. S. 

*Ahoskie, $219.13; *Ashley's Grove, $36.22; *Aulander, 
$132.95; *AskewvilIe, $32.02; *Bethlehem, $24.05; Bethany, 
$3.00; *Buckhorn, $164.59; *Brantley's Grove, $27.28; *Con- 
way, $15.98; Capehearts, $5.00; *Center Grove, $20.80; Chris- 
tian Harbor, $35.90; *Chowan, $229.50; *Colerain, $102.30; 
Creekville, $10.78; *Cashie, $101.00; Connaritsa, $15.00; *Elam, 
$31.81; *Harrellsville, $83.15; Hebron, $7.70; *Holly Grove, 
$26.40; Holly Springs, $11.57; *Horton's, $20.38; *Jackson, 
$58.60; *Kelford, $64.90; Lasker, $19.00; Lewiston, $33.50; 
*Meherrin, $34.50; *Mt. Carmel, $30.10; Mt. Tabor, $120.20; 
Menola, $17.03; *Murfreesboro, $125.63; Oak Grove, $12.40; 
Pleasant Grove, $17.20; *Potecasi, $84.80; *Powellsville, $39.18; 
Republican, $23.80; *Rich Square, $66.50; Riverside, $14.63; 
Roberts' Chapel, $27.47; *Sandy Run, $88.55; *Seaboard, $91.05; 
Severn, $63.98; St. Johns, $18.00; *Union, $88.55; *Winton, 
$55.55; Woodland, $116.05; Association, $701.82. Total, $3,- 
369.50. 

Y. W. A. 

*Ahoskie, $19.75; Ahoskie, G. A., $12.75; Ashley's Grove, 
$2.10; Askewville, 37 cents; Aulander, $12.65; *Chowan, $35.00; 
*Chowan College, $43.77; Colerain, $7.85; Jackson, $5.35; Po- 
tecasi, $11.15; *Rich Square, $6.20; Sandy Run, $1.95; Sea- 
board, $4.90; Seaboard, G. A., $4.30; Woodland, $7.35. Total, 
$175.44. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Ahoskie, $6.06; *Ashley's $4.41; Askewville, $5.36; Au- 
lander, $6.00; *Bethlehem, $17.07; *Brantley's, $6.06; *Buck- 
horn, $22.82; Cashie, $6.15; *Chowan, $54.75; *Colerain, 
$16.41; Conway, $1.89; *Hebron, $1.63; *Holly Grove, $4.29; 
*Horton's $5.62; *Jackson, $5.96; *Kelford, $13.95; Lewiston, 
$15.15; Mars Hill, $1.00; Masonboro, $2.35; Mt. Carmel, $3.74; 
*Mt. Tabor, $26.84; Murfreesboro, $3.07; *Rich Square, $6.25; 
*Sandy Run, $3.75; Severn, $20.60; *Winton, $37.60; Wood- 
land, $3.71; Christian Harbor, $7.55; Creeksville, $2.30; Elam, 
$1.10; Harrellsville, $2.25; Meherrin, $2.65; Powellsville, $5.95; 
Seaboard, $4.60; St. John, $1.76; Cannaritsa, $1.20; Republican, 
97 tents; Bethany, $2.26. Total, $335.08. 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



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ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Ahoskie, 50 cents; Askewville, $5.55; *Buckhorn, $23.70; 

*Colerain, $19.36; Jackson, $6.72; *Seaboard, $5.90. Total, 
$61.73. 

Grand total, $3,941.75. 

WILMINGTON ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

# Atkinson, $9.55; *Bethlehem, $22.85; *Burgaw, $60.30; 

*Canetuck, $28.90; Calvary, $18.20; *Delgado, $6.28; *Emma's 
Chapel, $16.90; * Jacksonville, $37.55; Masonboro, $14.20; Mt. 
Holly, $2.83; Pleasant Grove, $33.10; Riverside, $6.40; Salem, 
$5.50; Seagate, $11.30; *Southside, $75.25; *Teacliey's, $22.75; 
*Willard, $26.70; *Wallace, $42.38; *Watha, $12.25; Wells 
Chapel, $12.65; *Wrightsboro, $8.00; *Wilmington, First Church, 
$400.81; *Winter Park, $81.18. Total, $955.83. 

Y. W. A. 

*Burgaw, G. A., $6.55; Calvary, $14.80; Calvary, Jr. Y. W. A., 
$4.00; Seagate, G. A., $3.52; Southside, Wilmington, Y. P. U., 
$1.00; Wallace, $3.36; Willard, $3.25; Wilmington, First Church, 
$106.47; Wilmington, First Church, G. A., $63.37; Winter 
Park, $5.25. Total, $2il.57. 

SUNBEAMS. 

*Burgaw, $7.02; *Calvary, $11.50; *Jacksonville, $10.07; 
*Seagate, $2.32; *Southside, $5.68; Willard, '$2.50; Watha, 
$1.39; *Winter Park, $4.00; Wilmington, $4.53; Atkinson, 50 
cents; Caintuck, $1.06; Riverside, $8.20; Wallace, $5.32; Del- 
gado, $8.00; Masonboro, $1.50; Well's Chapel, 40 cents. Total, 
$73.99. 

Grand' total, $1,241.39. 

YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 

*Booneville, $32.25; *East Bend, $25.50; *Porbush, $48.30; 
Flat Rock, $2.00; Yadkinville, $3.60. Total, $111.65. 

SUNBEAMS. 

East Bend, $2.00; Forbush, $4.20; Yadkinville, $1.88. Total, 
$8.08. 

Grand total, $119.73. 

YANCEY COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 
W. M. S. 



*Burnsville, 



$49.10. 



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Y. W. A. 

Burnsville, $9.90. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Burnsville, $3.00. 
Grand total, $62.00. 
Cash, $1.18. 

From Board of Education, $51.88. Total, 53.06. 
Grand total from all Associations, $50,849.79. 

Totals for Woman's Missionary Societies. 

To Foreign Missions $ 11,014.92 

To Christmas Offering 3,716.05 



Total Foreign Missions $ 14,730.97 

To Home Missions $ 7,535.36 

To Home Mission Offering 1,111.03 

To Home Mission Boxes 1,743.85 



Total Home Missions $ 10,390.24 

To State Missions $ 9,815.98 

To Louisville Training School 3,706.99 

To Sunday School Board 121.98 

To Margaret Educational Fund 9.50 

To Expense Fund 695.93 



Total $ 39,435.59 

Totals for Young Woman's Auxiliaries. 

To Foreign Missions $ 2,151.94 

To Christmas Offering 440.86 



Total Foreign Msisions $ 2,592.80 

To Home Missions $ 960.92 

To Home Mission Offering 58.79 

To Home Mission Boxes 400.20 



Total Home Missions $ 1,419.91 

To State Missions $ 1,412.50 

To Louisville Training School 595.34 

To Sunday School Board 7.05 

To Margaret Educational Fund .55 

To 'Expense Fund 59.00 



Total 



$ 



6,087.15 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 7& 

Totals for Sunbeams. 

To Foreign Missions $ 1,145.57 

To Christmas Offering 514.30 

Total Foreign Missions $ 1,659.87 

To Home Missions ' $ 1,070.89 

To Home Mission Offering 124.42 

To Home Mission Boxes 132.40 

Total Home Missions $ 1,327.71 

To State Missions $ 1,263.48 

To Louisville Training School 286.35 

To Margaret Educational Fund 69.03 

To Bible Fund 114.76 

To Expense Fund 46.03 

Total $ 4,767.23 

Total for Royal Ambassadors. 

To Foreign Missions $ 144.84 

To Christmas Offering 18.01 

Total Foreign Misisons $ 162.85 

To Home Missions $ $135.44 

To Home Mission Offering 4.02 

To Home Mission Boxes 6.20 

Total Home Missions $ 145.66 

To State Missions $ 199.83 

To Louisville Training School 39.91 

To Margaret Educational Fund 3.45 

To Bible Fund 3.45 

To Expense Fund 1.46 

Total $ 559.82 

Grand Totals. 

To Foreign Missions $ 14,457.27 

To Christmas Offering 4,689.22 

Total Foreign Missions. . . : $ 19,146.49 

To Home Misions 9,702.61 

To Home Mission Offering 1,298.26 

To Home Mission Boxes 2,282.65 



Total Home Missions 

To State Missions 

To Louisville Training School 



$ 13,283.52 
$ 12,691.79 
4,628.59 



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To Sunday School Board 250.45 

To Margaret Educational Fund 82.53 

To Expense Fund 766.42 

Total $ 50,849.79 

To Foreign Mission Debt $ 3,897.59 

To Judson Centennial and Church Build- 
ing and Loan Fund. 4,984.39 

Total $ 8,881.98 



Grand total $ 59,731.77 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. WESLEY N. JONES, Pres. 
MISS BERTHA CARROLL, Sec-Treas. 
MRS. C. E. MASON, Y. W. A. Sec. 
MISS ELIZABETHN.BRIGGS,Jr. Supt. 



EXPENSE FUKD— 191617. 

Balance onhand March 1, 1916 $ 258.58 

Received for first quarter ending May 31, 1916 513.88 

Received for second quarter ending August 31, 1916. . 214.21 

Received for third quarter ending November 30, 1916 17.80 

Received for fourth quarter ending February 28, 1917 20.53 

Interest on deposit 1.07 



Total $1,026.07 

Paid for office rent $ 144.00 

for printing and stationery 20.70 

for typewriter 57.50 

for office supplies 6.95 

for publication of annual minutes. . . . 173.00 
to Edwards & Broughton for binding 

minutes 4.00 

to Carroll Advertising Company for mul- 

tigraph work 2.50 

to.Waston Picture Company 2.00 

to Tyree Studio.. 24.00 

to Hayes Studio for photograph of office 1.00 

to Southern Express Company 4.13 

to Telegraph Company .39 

for flowers 15.26 

for Junior Programs 14.50 

^ for traveling expenses of President. . . . 30.00 
for traveling expenses of Corresponding 

Secretary 49.70 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



77 



for traveling expenses of Junior Super- 



intendent 20.00 

for traveling expenses of Y. W. A. Sec- 
retary 20.15 

to Mrs. J. J. Roddick, expenses to Asso- 

ciational meetings ; 8.50 

to Mrs. W. H. Woodall, expenses to As- 

sociational meetings 19.50 

to Dr. L. Johnson, expenses to Annual 

Meeting 10.00 

to Miss Katherine Johnson, for trip to 

Southern Baptist Convention 7.35 

to Miss Leonita Denmark for drawing. . 1.00 
to Mrs. H. T. Pope for tripto Wrightsville 

Assembly 1.25 

for Mission Magazines and Literature. . 7.4 9 

for Mission Study Books 3.93 

to Janitor 4.00 

Balance on hand March 1, 1917 373.27 



Total $1,026.07 

Respectfully submitted, 



BERTHA CARROLL, Secretary-Treasurer. 



HONOR ROLL 



SUNBEAMS AND ROYAL AMBASSADORS OF NORTH CAROLINA 

1916-'17 



GOLD STAR. 

The following Bands and Chapters have reported each quar- 
ter: 

Ashe Association — Beaver Creek. 
Beulah — Lambeth Memorial, Roxboro. 
Brunswick — Lebanon. 
Brushy Mt. — North Wilkesboro. 

Buncombe — Asheville, First, Biltmore, Riverside, R. A., Ashe- 
ville, First, 

Cape Fear-Columbus — Boardman. 

Caldwell — Blair's Fork, Lenoir First, Lower Creek, Rhodhiss, 
Sardis. 

Carolina — Hendersonville. 

Central — Brassfield, Clement, Franklinton, Mt. Olivet, Raleigh, 
First, Wake Union, Wake Forest, Youngsville, R. A., Mt. Olivet. 

Chowan — Belhaven, Blackwell Memorial, Edenton, Elizabeth 
City, First, Hertford, Manteo, Powell's Point, Riverside, Rocky 
Hock, Sawyer's Creek, Soundside, Travis, R. A., Blackwell Me- 
morial, R. A., Sawyer's Creek. 

Cumberland — Fayettville, First, Rockfish, 

Eastern — Clinton, Delway, Evergreen, Johnson's, Magnolia, 
Mt. Olive, Oak Vale, Rose Hill, Turkey, Warsaw. 

Flat River — Amis Chapel, Enon, Florence Avenue, Knott's 
Grove, Mt. Creek, Oxford. 

Haywood — Waynesville. 

Johnston — Clayton, Middlesex, Pisgah, Selma, Smithfield, R. 
A., Clayton, 

King's Mt. — Boiling Springs, Cherryville, Double Springs, R. 
A,, Boiling Springs. 

Liberty — Lexington, Wallburg, Reeds, 
Little River — Buie's Creeks. 

Mecklenburg-Cabarrus — Friensdhip, Independence Hill, Mat- 
thews, McGill St., Ninth Avenue, R, A,, McGill St, 

Mt. Zion — East Durham, Mebane, Mt, Pisgah, Yates Chapel, 
R, A,, West Durham. 

Neuse-Atlantic — Beaufort, Davis, LaGrange, Maysville, Smyrna, 
Winterville. 

Pee Dee — Morven, Rockingham, Wadesboro. 

Piedmont — Greensboro, First, Ashboro St., Forest Avenue, 
Moore's chapel, R. A., Ashboro St., R. A., Greensboro, First, 



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Pilot Mt' — Greenwood Ave. 

Raleigh — Holly Springs, Shady Grove, Zebulon. 

Roanoke — Greenville Memorial, Nashville, Rocky Mt. 

Robeson — Ashpole, Back Swamp, Bethany, Big Branch, Great 
Marsh, Long Branch, Lumberton, East Lumberton, Proctorville, 
Raeford, Raft Swamp, Red Springs, Saddle Tree, Smyrna, St. 
Pauls, Tolarsville, R. A., Ashpole, R. A., Lumberton. 

Sandy Creek — Aberdeen, Cameron, Carthage, Moncure, San- 
ford, Siler City, R. A., Carthage. 

Sandy Run — Henrietta, Southern, Mt. Pleasant, Bostic, Caro- 
leen, Cliffside, R. A., Cliffside. 

South Fork — Gastonia, Hickory, High Shoals, Newton, Olivet. 

South Yadkin — Salisbury, South River, Spencer, Statesville, 
First, Front Street, Western Ave. 

South River — Salemburg. 

Tar River — Advancefi Brown's, Gary's, Castalia, Harris, Hen- 
derson, Littleton, Macon, Warrenton, R. A., Littleton. 
Union — Meadow Branch. 

Wilmington — Burgaw, Calvary, Jacksonville, Sea Gate, South- 
side, Winter Park. 

West Chowan — Ahoskie, Ashley's Bethlehem, Brantley's Buck- 
hon, Chowan, Coleraine, Hebron, Holly Grove, Horton's, Kelford, 
Mt. Tabor, Rich Square, Sandy Run, Winton, R. A., Buckhorn, 
R. A., Coleraine, R. A., Seaboard. 

Western North Carolina — Murphy. 

SILVER STAR. 

The following Bands and Chapters have reported three quar- 
ters: 

Beulah — Yancey ville. 

BrunsAvick — Mt. Pisgah, Southport, Mill Creek. 
BrunsAvick — Mt. Pisgah, Southport, Mill Creek. 
Cape Fear'Columbus — White ville. 
Caldwell — Lenoir, Second. 
Carolina — R. A., Hendersonville. 

Central — Perry's, Hughes, New Bethel, Oak Grove, R. A., 
Wake Forest. 

Chowan — Corinth, Gatesville. 
Cumberland — Green Springs, Cape Fear. 

Eastern — Beulaville, Concord, Garland, Piney Grove, Faison. 
Flat River — Island Creek, Mary's Chapel, Beulah, Grassy Creek, 
Knap of Reeds, Peace's Chapel. 

Green River — Marion, Mt. Vernon, Rutherfordton. 

Haywood — Judson Band. 

Johnston — Four Oaks, R. A., Mt. Moriah. 

King's Mt. — Elizabeth, Shelby, First. 

Liberty — Thomasville, R. A., Lexington. 

Little River — Coats. 



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Mecklenburg'-Cabarnis — Charlotte, First Kannapolis, ^Pritch- 
ard Memorial, Stough Memorial. 

Mt. Zion — Burlington, West Durham, Lystra, Olive Chapel, 
Durham, Second. 

Neuse-Atlantic — Tabernacle, New Bern. 

Pee Dee — Hamlet, Ellerbe. 

Piedmont — High Point, Florida Avenue, Ramseur. 
Pilot Mt. — North Winston, Winston-Salem, First, Brown Me- 
morial, Kings. 

Raleigh — Tabernacle, Apex. 

Roanoke — Elm City, Weldon, Wilson. 

Robeson — Broad Ridge, Ephesus, Mt. Elim, Oak Grove, Rozier, 
Baltimore, Maxton, R. A., St. Pauls. 
Sandy Creek — Jonesboro. 
Sandy Run — Forest City. 

South Fork — Lincolnton, McAdenville, Belmont, Highland, 
Dallas, Loray, R. A., Hickory. 

South Yadkin — Cool Sprinsg, New Hope. 

Tar River — Norlina, R. A., Henderson, R. A., Louisburg. 

Tennessee River — Bryson City. 

Transylvania — Litle River. 

Ttickaseigee — Sylva. 

Union — Marshville. 

Wilmingon — Wilmingon, Firs, Riverside, Delgado. 
West Cliowan — Askewville, Aulander, Cashie, Jackson, Severn, 
Meherrin, Powellsville, R. A., Askewville, R. A., Jackson. 
Yadkin — East Bend. 

BLUE STAR. 

The following Bands and Chapters have reported two quar- 
ters: 

Beulah — Rock Grove, Mill Creek. 
Brunswick — Antioch, Cool Run. 
Bladen — Bladenboro. 

Cape Fear-Columbus — Cerro Gordo, Sweet Home. 
Caldwell — Edgemont. 
Carolina — Balfour. 

Catawba — Morganton, First, Morganton, Second. 
Chowan — Harrellsville, Roper, Ballard's Bridge. 
Central — R. A., Hughes. 
Cumberland — Cumberland Union. 

Eastern — Kenansville, Corinth, New Hope, Rowan, Jones* 
Chapel, Calypso, R. A., Rose Hill. 

Flat River — Tally Ho, Stovall, Tabb's Creek, Pleasant Grove, 
Corinth, Creedmoor, Olive Grove, Rock Springs. 

Haywood — R. A., Waynesville. 

Johnston — Wendell, Benson, Mt. Moriah, R. A., Benson. 



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King's Mt. — New Hope, Shelby, Second, Flint Hill, King's 
Mt., Waco, R. A., King's Mt. 
Little River — Dunn. 
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus — Allen St. 

Mt. Zion — Bells, Durham, First, North Durham, Hillsboro, R. 
A., Durham, First. 

Neuse-'Atlantic — Kinston, New Bern, First, Ayden. 
Pee Dee — Laurinburg. 

Pilot Mt. — Leaksville, Spray, Smithfield, R. A., Leaksville. 
Raleigh — Gary, Pullen Memorial, Green Level, R. A., Green 
Level. 

Robeson — Beulah, Pleasant Hope, Rennert, Clyborn, Cedar 
Grove. 

Sandy Creek — Bonlee, Bethlehem. 
Sandy Run — Adaville, Shiloh, Sandy Run. 

South Fork — Mt. Holly, East Gastonia, East Belmont, R. A., 
East Gastonia. 

South Yadkin — Jerusalem, Mocksville, Cooleemee, R. A., 
Statesville, First. 

South River — Spring Branch, Piney Green, Roseboro. 

Tar River — -New Bethel, Sulpher Springs, Bear Swamp, Louis- 
burg, Joyner's Chapel, New Sandy Creek, Peachtree, Sharon. . 

Three Forks — Boone. 

Tennessee River — Deep Creek. 

Union — Monroe. 

Wilmington — Willard, Watha, Caintuck, Wallace, Well's 
Chapel. 

West CJhowan — Conway, Lewiston, Mars Hill, Mt. Carmel, 
Murfreesboro, Christian Harbor, Harrellsville, Seaboard, St. John. 
Yancey County — Burnsville. 

RED STAR. 

The following Bands and Chapters have reported one quater: 

Beulah — Milton. 

BrunsAvick — Bethel, Mt. Olive. 

Brushy Mt. — Beaver Creek. 

Buncombe — Ridgecrest, R. A., Ridgecrest. 

Caldwell — Granite Falls. 

Carolina — Zion Hill, Refuge. 

Central — Hopkin's Chapel, Bayleaf, R. A., Oak Grove. 
Chovpan — Bethel, Ebeneezer, Providence, Reynoldson. 
Cumberland — Fayetteville, Second, Cedar Falls, Steadman. 
Cape Fear-Calumbus— China Grove. 

Eastern — Ppolar Grove, Dobb's Chapel, White Oak, Mt. Gilead, 
Sharon, Bay Leaf. 

Flat River — Bullock, Bethany, Fellowship, Hester's, Mt. Zion, 
Dexter. 



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Johnston — Shiloh, R. A., Four Oaks, R. A-, Selma. 
Kings' Mt. — Grover, New Bethel, R. A., Grover. 
Liberty — Holloway's. 

Mecklenburg-Cabarrus — Chadwick, Oak Grove, Cornelius. 
Mt. Zion — Merry Oaks. 

Montgomery — Biscoe, Laurel Hill, Stoney Fork, R. A., Star. 
Neuse-Atlantic — Swansboro, R. A., New -Bern, First, R. A., 
Beaufort. 

Pee Dee — Peachland, Cartledge's Creek; Spring Hill, R. A., 
Laurinburg. 

Piedmont — Magnolia St. 

Pilot Mt. — Dan Valley, Pilot Mt. 

Raleigh — Garner. 

Roanoke — Oakton, Hamilton, Spring Hope. 
Robeson — West Lumberton, Oakdale, Clyborn, Pleasant Grove, 
Raynham, Barnesville. 
Sandy Creek — Mt. Olive. 

Sandy Run — Mt. Pleasant (C), R. A., Mt. Pleasant (C). 

South Fork — Lincoln Ave., Clara Mill, R. A., Belmont. 

South Yadkin — Rockwell, Bethel, Mooresville, China Grove, 
Chestnut Hill, Statesville, Second, R. A., Salisbury. 

.South River — Corinth, White Oak, Southern, R. A., Salem- 
burg. 

Tar .River — Cypress Chapel, Maple Springs, Gardner's, 
Vaughan. 

Tennessee River — White Pine. 

Transylvania — Enon, Zion, Glady Branch, Mt. Moriah. 
Tuckaseigee — Scott's Creek. 
Union — Corinth, Shiloh. 
Wilmington — Atkinson, Masonboro. 

West Chowan — Creekville, Elam, Masonboro, Connaritsa, Re- 
publican, Woodland, Bethany, R. A., Ahoskie. 
Yadkin — Forbush, Yadkinville. 



Total 
Number Reporting 



Bands 



R. A. 

Chapters 



Gold Star . 
Silver Star 
Blue Star . 
Red Star . 



167 
92 
98 
94 



18 
11 
10 
14 



Total 



451 



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Total amounts reported — Sunbeams, $4,767.23. Average per 
Band, $10.57. Royal Ambassadors, $559.82. Average per Chap- 
ter, $10.56. 



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BANDS AND CHAPTERS LEADING THE STATE, 1916-' 17. 
Sunbeams. 

. Lumberton, First, $135.12; Asheville, First, $129.68; Asbboro 
St., Greensboro, $103.25; Hickory, $99.71; Rocky Mt., $87.50; 
Brown Memorial, Winston-Salem, $72.53. 

Royal Ambassadors. 

Asbeville, First, $132.06; Lumberton, First, $36.28; Sawyer's 
Creek, $30.44; Asheboro St., Greensboro, $27.55; Greensboro, 
Fi,rst, $25.34; Buckhorn, $23.70. 



STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE DISTIONS — 1916-'17. 



HONOR ROLL. 

W. M. S. 

Gary, Bryson City, Beaufort, Oxford, Winter Park, Southside, 
Willard, Wallace, Burgaw, South River, Winston-Salem, First 
Church, Brown Memorial, Greenwood Avenue, Mt. Airy, Leaks- 
ville, King, Mayodan, Winston, First Church, Salemburg. 

Y. W. A. 

Earnest Workers, Durham, First Church, Raleigh, First Church, 
Salem, Meredith College, Chowan College. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Oxford, Youngsville, Yanceyville, Lambeth Memorial, Calvary, 
Salemburg. 

CLASS A. 
W. M. S. 

Louisburg-, New Bethel, Genterville, New Hope, Eatons, Moores- 
ville, Wilmington First Church, Seagate, Snead's Ferry, Cane- 
tuck Chapel, Waynesville, Franklinton, Raleigh First Church, 
Youngsville, Charlotte First Church, Pritchard Memorial, Enon, 
Florence Ave., Creedmoor, Antioch, Angier, Goats, Holy Springs, 
(Little River), Lillington, ^Friendship, Maysville, New Befn 
Tabernacle, Oriental, Sylva, Deep Creek, Riverside (Buncombe), 
Ridgecrest, Wilson, Scotland Neck, Weldon, Tarboro, Rocky 
Mount, Blackwell Memorial, Edenton, Hertford, Hendersonville 
First Church, Durham First Church, Bethel, North Durham, East 
Durham, West Durham, Lystra, Red Mountain, Olive's Chapel, 
Second Durham, Hillsboro, Mt. Gilead, Gralham, Mebane, Burl- 
ington, Edgemont, Back Swamp, Bethany, Raeford, St. Pauls. 

Y. W. A. 

Salemburg, Burgaw (G. A.), Willing Workers, Oxford, Coats, 
Edenton, Hendersonville First Church (G. A.), Earnest Work- 
ers Durham First Church, Eliza Yates Raleigh First Church. 

SUNBEAMS. 

White Oak, Harris Chapel, Waynesville, Brassfield, Buie s 
Creek, Coats, Mebane, North Durham. 

CLASS B. 

W. M S. 

Lumberton First Church, Ashpole, Long Branch, Antioch, 



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Carboro, Chapel Hill, Bells, Andrews, Murphy, Elizabeth Sity 
First Church, Reynoldson, Asheville First Church, Calvary, 
French Broad, North Asheville, West End, CuHowhee, Beta, Oak 
Grove, Perry's Chapel, Wakefield, Roxboro, Youngsville, Mt. 
Olive, Clinton, Jacksonville, Rockwell, China Grove, Sanford, 
Aberdeen, Bonlee, Brush Creek, Cameron, Carthage, Siler City. 

Y. W. A. 

Edgemont, Olive Chapel Asheville First Church, Pritchard 
Memorial (G. A.), Charlotte First Church, Wake Forest, Clin- 
ton, Magnolia, Carthage, Sanford. 

SUNBEAMS. 

Beaufort, Smyrna, Enon, Island Creek, Franklinton, Hopkin's 
Chapel, Raleigh First Church, Henderson, White Oak, Bonlee, 
Aberdeen. 

ROYAL AMBASSADORS. 

Henderson, Carthage. 

CLASS C. 
W. M. S. 

Bethel (South Yadkin), Cooleemee, Spencer, Watha, Oak 
Vale, Magnolia, Johnson's, Beaulah Chapel, Rose Hill, Milton, 
Providence, Bayleaf, Brassfield, Mt. Olivet, Ninth Avenue Char- 
lotte, Allen Street, Kannapolis, Mary's Chapel, Mountain Creek, 
Island Creek, Grassy Creek, Stovall, Kinston, Gatesville, Manteo, 
E.ast Flat Rock, Refuge, Cedar Fork, Lowe's Grove, Yates, Raft 
Swamp, Rozier, Red Springs. 

Y. W. A. 

Clements, Wake Forest (G. A.), Pritchard Memorial, Allen 
Street, (G. A.), French Broad, (G. A.). 

SUNBEAMS. 

Cary Chapel, Magnolia, Evergreen, Rose Hill, Delway, John- 
son's, Mt. Olive, Oak Grove, Mt. Olivet, New Bethel, Wake Forest, 
Amis Chapel, Mountain Creek, French Broad, Belhaven, Sawyer's 
Creek, Durham First hurch. 

Mt. Olivet, Ridgecrest, Sawyer's Creek. 



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LIST OF DELEGATES. 
OFFICERS. 

Mrs. Wesley N. Jones, President. 
Miss Bertha Carroll, Secretary-Treasurer. 
Mrs. Henry Bunch, Recording Secretary, pro tern. 
Mrs. C. E. Mason, Y. W. A. Secretary. 
Miss Elizabeth N. Briggs, Junior Superintendent. 

STATE VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

Mrs. Hight C. Mioore, Mrs. W. H. Reddish. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITEE. 

Mrs. C. E. Brewer, Mrs. W. C. Riddick, Mrs. J. D. Boushall, 
Mrs. J. H. King, Mrs. R. N. Simms, Mrs. J. W. Bunn, Mrs. W. A. 
Cooper, Mrs. Z. M. Caviness. 

ASSOCIATIONAL SUPERINTENDENTS. , 

Brunswick — Mrs. J. L. Simmons. 

Carolina — Mrs. J. F. Brooks. 

Catawba River — Mrs. R. B. Moore, assistant. 

Central — Mrs. J. W. Whitfield. 

Chowan — Mrs. W. R. Haight. 

Eastern — Miss Macy Cox. 

Flat River — Mrs. John Webb. 

French Broad — Mrs. R. L. Moore. 

Haywood — Mrs. J. R. Morgan. 

Johnston County — Mrs. B. A. Hocutt. 

King's Mountain — Mrs. W\ R. Beach, assistant. 

Liberty — Mrs. P. S. Vann. 

MecklenburgnCabarrus — Mrs. J. D. Withers. 

Mt. Zion — Mrs. C. L. Haywood. 

Piedmont — Mrs. Whitt R. Stone. 

Pilot Mountain — Mrs. J. J. Roddick. 

Roanoke — Mrs. W. E. Daniel. 

South Fork — Mrs. H. B. Moore. 

South River — Mrs. C. S. Royal. 

South Yadkin — Mrs. C. S. Cashwell. 

Surry — Mrs. J. H. Tharpe. 

Tennessee River — Mrs. A. Lyon, assistant. 

West Chowan — Mrs. S. N. Watson. 

Wilmington, Miss Florence Whitney. 

Union — Mrs. D. B. Snyder. 

BEULAH. 

Milton — Mrs. F. P. Tucker. 
Roxboro — Mrs. John A. Noell. 



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BRUSHY MOUNTAIN. 

North Wilkesboro — Mrs. E. E. Eller, Mrs. Edward Long. 

BUNCOMBE. 

Asheville — Miss Annie Angel, Mrs. C. E. Grover, Ivli^s Naomi 
E. Shell, Mrs. G. A. iShuford. 

Asheville, Calvary Church — Mrs. J. J. Gentry. 
Biltmore — Mrs. C. M. Rock, Mrs. J. P. Feezer. 
Asheville, French Broad Avenue — Miss Lois Green. 
Asheville, West End — Miss Robbie Candler. 
Ridgecrest — Mrs. J. R. Pace, Mrs. D. E. Lowder. 

CALDWELL. 

Blairs Fork — Mrs. D. C. Farthing. 

CENTRAL. 

Wake Forest — Miss Jessie Lassiter, Mrs. William M. Dickson, 
Mrs. W. T. Carstarphen, Mrs. W. W. Holding. 

Raleigh, First Church — Mrs. Charles L. Jenkins, Mrs. W. G. 
Briggs, Mrs. E. E. Samms, Miss Theresa Redford. 

Oak Grove — Miss Bettie Satterwhite. 

Perry's Chapel — Mrs. J. F. Mitchiner. 

Franklinton — Mrs. M. Stamps. 

Wakefield — Mrs. J. A. Kemp. 

Meredith College — Miss Celia Herring, Miss Myrtle Heinzer- 
ling. 

Johnson Memorial — Mrs. B. F. Proctor. 

CUMBERLAND. 

Fayetteville, First Church — Miss Lula F. Brooks, Mrs. M. F. 
Shuford. 

CATAWBA RIVER. 

Morganton — Mrs. S. Huffman. 
Catawba Valley — Mrs. J. S .Connell. 

CAFE FEAR-COLUMBUS. 

Boardman — Mrs. Oscar Britt. 

CHOWAN. 

Edenton — Mrs. F. A. White, Miss Nettie Leary, Mrs. S. E. 
Gardner, Mrs. E. J. Griffin. 

Elizabeth City — Mrs. E. J. Bunch. 

Blackwell Memorial — Mrs. S. C. Newbold, Miss Beuiah Bowden. 
Creswell — Mrs. O. N. Marshall. 
Sawyer's Creek — Miss Essie Ferebee. 



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WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



EASTERN. 

Calypso — Mrs. Jim Albritton, Mrs. W. W. Cook. 
Clinton — Mrs. D. T. Herring. 

Mt. Olive — Mrs. R. H. Herring, Mrs. Sam Byrd, Mrs. Preston 
Martin, Mrs. Tom Summerlin, Mrs. V, J. Grimes, 

FLAT RIVER. 

Florence Avenue — Miss Aurelia Winfree. 

Creedmore — Mrs. Bryant. 

Grassy Creek — Mrs. Sallie Pittard. 

Oxford — Miss Annie Daniel, Mrs. C. A. Upchiircn, Miss Ruth 
Shaw, Mrs. F. B. Blalock, Miss Sadie Parham, Mrs. L. T. Pitch- 
ford. 

Stem — Mrs. Sam H. Jones. 

FRENCH BROAD. 

Mars Hill — Charles L. Sams. 
Marshall — Mrs. W. C. Sprinkle. 

GREEN RIVER. 

Marion — Mrs. B. L. Ashw^orth. 

HAYWOOD. " , 

Wayhesville — Mrs. A. V. Joyner. 

JOHNSTON COUNTY. 

Benson — Mrs. C. H. Fisher. 
Mt. Moriah — Mrs. J. Coy Pool. 

Clayton — Miss Mary C. Williams, Miss Davis L. Jeffries, Miss 
Mary C. Williams, Mrs. A. C. Hamhy, Mrs. Charles L. Barnes, 
Miss Clara Barnes. 

Selma — Mrs. C. E. Stevens. 

Smithfield — Mrs. J. E. Lanier, Mrs. O. E. Bain. 
Middlesex — Mrs. N. B. Lewis. 

KING'S MOUNTAIN. 

Shelby — Mrs. R. C. Campbell, Mrs. Lizzie Blanton, Mrs. C. A. 
Hamrick (R. 4), Mrs. Rush Hamrick. 
Grover — Mrs. J. F. Dickson. 

King's Mountain — Mrs. S. A. McMurray, Miss Lila Woodward. 
New Hope — Mrs. K. E. Nichols. 

LIBERTY. 

Wallburg — Miss Martha E. Wall, Mrs. J. M. Cheek, Miss Netta 
Liles. 

Thomasville — Mrs. M. L. Kesler, Mrs. Bettie Robbins, Mrs. J. 
M. Mercer. 



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Thomasville Orphanage — Mrs. C. E. Baugli, Miss Nora Parks, 
Miss Eulalia Turner, Mrs. Marj^ B. Wade, Miss Pauline Olive. 

Lexington — Mrs. L. L. Barr, Mrs. John K. Hankins, Mrs. Wi- 
nona L. Swain. 

West Lexington — Mrs. J. E. Childers. 

LITTLE RIVER. 

Dunn — ^Mrs. J. G. Layton. 

Duke — Mrs. S. J. Beeker. 

Buie's Creek — Miss Ora Matthews. 

MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS, 

Charlotte, First Church — Miss Susan Anderson. 
Miss Eva Liddell — Mrs. J. A. Yarborcugh, Miss Carrie Mc- 
Lean. 

Charlotte, Pritehard Memorial — Miss Louise Ezell, Miss Caro- 
line S. May. 

Charlotte, North Avenue — Miss Emily Boyd, Mrs. J. W. Patter- 
son, Miss Frances Boyd. 

Concord — McGill Street Church, Mrs. S. W. Bennett, Mrs. W* 
T. Mills, Mrs. D. A. Kearns. 

Concord — Mrs. Ed. Crowell. 

MOUNT ZION. 

Durham — Miss Annie Hurst, Mrs. W. M. Williams, Mrs. D. B. 
Gregg, Mrs. W. C. Lyon, Mrs. B. W. Fassett, Miss Mabel Grump- 
ier 

Carrboro — Mrs. O. L. Riggs. 
Second Church, Durham — Miss Rosa Woods. 
Burlington — Miss Bertha I. Gates, Miss Sallie Patterson, Mrs. 
M. W. Buck, Mrs. F. L. Sellers. 
East Durham! — Mrs. R. S. Ellis. 
Chapel Hill — Mrs F. C. Smith. 
Edgemont — Miss Minnie A\^ ard. Mrs. C. C. Smith. 
Olive's Chapel — ^Miss Atidie Rae Upchurch. 

Mebane — Mrs. W. C. Gates, Mrs. J. M. Arnette, Mrs. K. C. 
Horner. 

Hillsb ore — Mrs. S. W. Oldham. 
Mt msgah — Mrs. J. O. Lewter. 

North Durham — Mrs. S. B. Veasey, Mrs. Jessie H. Giles. 
West Durham — Miss Ora May Howerton, Miss Clarine Suite, 
Miss Lessie Homer, Mrs. J. Ben EHer. 

MONTGOMERY. 

Mt. Gilead — Mrs. C. M. Allen. 
Star — ^Miss Lillie Freeman. 
Biscoe — Mrs. Harris Howell. 
Laurel Hill — Miss Lula Munn. 



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WOMiAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 



NEUSE-ATLANTIC. 

Ayden — Mrs. Geo. J. Dowell. 

Beaufort — Mrs. H. L. Brown. 

New Bern, Tabernacle — Mrs. S. J. Phillips. 

New Bern — Mrs. F. G. Battle, Mrs. W. J. Lucas. 

Kinston — ^Mrs. Anna Turnley. 

Goldsboro — Mrs. George H. Norwood, Mrs. Paul Yelverton, 
Mrs. W. M. Pettway. 

Morehead City — Miss Ruth E. Dewey. 
Winterville — Miss Dora E. Cox, Miss Laura Cox. 

PEE DEE. 

Wadesboro — Mrs. T. L. Caudle, Mrs. R. S. Pruette, Mrs. E. H. 
Covington, Mrs. L. C. Bennett. 

Rockingham — Miss lola Cole, Miss Annie Marks. 

PIEDMONT. 

Asheboro — Mrs. G. W. Berry. 

Greensboro, First Church- -Mrs. Chas, Tucker, Mrs. J. B' 
Stroud, Mrs. C. T. Lipscombe, Miss Mabel Clark, Mrs. L. Staf- 
ford. 

Greensboro, Third Street — Mrs. W. O. Johnson. 
Greensboro, Forest Avenue — Mrs, S. C. Hilliard, Mrs. D. B. 
Fitzgerald. 

Greensboro, Asheboro Street — Mrs. W. H. Matthews, Mrs. 
Henry Hunter, Mrs. George W. Vernon. 

High Point — Mrs. J. F. Burrus, Mrs. W. M. Thacher, Miss Chax- 
lotte Perry, Mrs. J. N. Humble, Mrs. F. M. Pickett. 

High Point, Green Street — Mrs. J. H. Vestal. 

Moore's Chapel — Miss Mary Moon. 

Ramseur — Miss Hassie Ellis, Mrs. A. J. Taylor. 

Proximity — Mrs. R, R. Gordon. 

Reidsville — Mrs. P. W. Glidewell. 

Greensboro — Mrs. Geo. F. AUred. 

PILOT MOUNTAIN. 

Leaksville — Mrs. R. E. White, Mrs. B. F. Ivey. 

Brown Memorial, Winston-Salem — Mrs. Jno. G. Morrisett, Mrs. 
C. H. Durham, Mrs. Jesse Carter. 

South Side; Winston-Salem — Mrs. Addie Powell, Mrs. V. M. 
Swain. 

Mt. Airy — Mrs. T. H, King, Miss Anna E. Reese, Miss M'argaret 
Galloway, Mrs. C. H. Haynes. 

Winston-Salem, First Church — Mrs. J. S. Joyner, Mrs. W. B. 
Sigreet, Mrs. Everitt Lockett, Mrs. H. Montague. 

Winston-Salem — Mrs. J. H. Hicks, Mrs. W. T. Stewart, Mrs. E. 
H. Kreezer. 

Greenwood Avenue — Mrs. E. W. Culler, Mrs. J. S. Slate. 



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Mayodan — Mrs. R. M. Loftis. 
iSpray — Mrs. C. D. Wanamaker. 

RALEIGH. 

Apex — Mrs. George N. Cowan. 

Cary — Miss Lula Helen Jordan, Mrs. E. D. Yates, Mrs. W. 1^. 
Griggs, Mrs. B. R. Hunter. 

Green Level — Mrs. H. V. Council, Mrs. George C. Upchurch. 
Knightdale Church — Mrs. J. F. Keith. 
Shady Grove^ — Miss Vivian Herndon. 

Raleigh, Tabernacle — Mrs. John D. Berry, Miss Mae Reynolds. 
Zebulon — 

Holly Springs — Miss Virginia P. Wood, Miss M. Hare. 
Morrisville — Mrs. J. D. Yates. 
Raleigh — Mrs. S. H. Harrill. 

ROANOKE. 

Wilson — Mrs. R. A. Turlington, Mrs. L. S. Tomlinson, Mrs. J. 
R. McLain, Mrs. Willard Moss. 
Elm City — Mrs. W. O. Biggs. 
Farmville — Mrs. J. E. Kirk. 

Rocky Mount — Miss Ada Shearon, Mrs. James M. Fox, Mrs. R. 
D. Phillips, Mrs. Livingston Johnson. 

North Rocky Mount — Mrs J. M. McKenzie. 
Weldon — Miss Ethel Waller, Mrs. A. S. Allen. 
Williamston — Mrs. N. R. Burrell. 

Greenville, Immanuel — Mrs. W. L. Rice, Miss Lucy Camp. 
Tarboro — Mrs. R. H. Bowden, Mrs. G. M. S. Fountain. 
Whitaker's — Mrs W. O. Rosser. 
Spring Hope — Mrs. M. H. Privette. 

ROBESON. 

East Lumberton — Mrs. S. R. Tolar. 

Lumberton — Miss Nina Pittman, Mrs. Lizzie G. Proctor, Mis** 
Annie Ruth Caldwell, Mrs. L R. Tolar. 
Rowland — Mrs. R. E. Pow^ell. 
Raeford — Mrs. T. D. Hatcher, Mrs. C. W. Seate. 
Red Springs — Mrs. Alexander Miller. 
Ashpole — ^Mrs. F. H. Pittman, Mrs. W. S. Sledge. 

SANDY CREEK. ' 

Aberdeen — Mrs. R. H. Thompson. 
Jonesboro — Mrs. F. K. Trogdon. 

Carthage — Mrs. W. G. Jennings, Mrs. J. O. Fulbright. 
Bonlee — Mrs. A. A. McClelland, Mrs. I. H. Dunlap, Mrs. Willie 
McClelland. 

Cameron — Mrs. J. R. I^oving. 

Siler City — Mrs. J. T. Johnson, Mrs. C. H. Marsh. 



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Sanford— Miss Annie McPherson, Miss Carrie Glass, Mrs. S. E. 
King, Mrs. J. W. Cunningham. 

Carthage — Mrs. K. Kennedy, Miss Cecil A. Seawell.. 
. May's Chapel — 'Mrs. H. R. Harward. 

Moncure — Mrs, Rosa Churchill. 

Bennett — Mrs. Ed. S. Phillips. 

Siler City — ^Mrs. C. N. Bray, Mrs. A. T.. Howell, Mrs. J. C. 
Cheek. 

SANDY RUN. 

Forest City — Miss Margaret Young, Mrs. J. V. Ware. 
iSouthern — Mrs. V. A. Walker. 

Henrietta — Mrs. WL B, Doggett, Miss Lorina Hendrick, Miss 
Nettie West. 

SOUTH FORK. 

Gastonia — Mrs. B. Capps, Mrs. C. V. Blake, Mrs. W. J. Clifford, 
Miss Regina Coon. 

Newton — Mrs. J. Y. Killian, Mrs. J. W. Hollingsworth, Miss 
Lucile Gaddy, Mrs. J. A. Snow. 

Hickory — Mrs. W. R. Bradshaw, Mrs. P. G. Kiser, Mrs. S. L. 
Henkle, Mrs. O. L. Henkle, Mrs R. F. Hensley. 

Lincolnton — Miss Myrtle Padgett. 

Brookford — Miss E. M. Edwards, Miss Lola Mundy. 

SOUTH RIVER. 

Salemburg — Mrs. W. J. Jones. 

SOUTH YADKIN. 

Salisbury — Mrs. Henry J. Morton. 

Salisbury, Chestnut Hill, Miss Mary E. Ludwick. 

Cooleemee — Mrs. H. C. Marley. 

Farmington — Mrs. B. C. Teague. 

Statesville — Mrs. Julia Austin, Mrs. John B. Reese. 
China Grove — ^Miss Mary Jane Kirk, Miss Lunda Ludwick. 
Spencer — Mrs. 3. M. Stanback, Mrs. H. G. Elmore. 
New Hope — Miss Mabel Swann. 

SURRY 

Elkin — Mrs. J. L. Russell. 

TAR RIVER. 

Louisburg — Miss Nan Hines, Mrs. W. M. Gilmore. 
Sharon — Miss Mary Perkinson. 
Mt. Zion — Miss Alma Parrish. 
Sandy Creek — Miss Lovie Nelms. 



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TENNESEE RIVER. 

Bryson City — Mrs. J. H. Harwood, Mrs. N. Woody. 
Deep Creek — Mrs. E. M. Monteith. 
Boone — Mrs. B. J. Council. 

TUCKASEIGEE. 

Sylva — Mrs. Edwin R. Harris. 
Scott's Creek — Miss Ora Hooper. 

UNION. 

Shiloh — Miss Margaret Benton, Miss Mary Hamilton. 
Monroe — Mrs. J. D. Warren, Mrs. R. C. Griffin. 

WEST CHOWAN. 

Bethlehem — Miss Mary P. Thomas. 
Cashie — Miss Minnie Gaskins. 
Coleraine — Mrs. R. B. Lineberry. 
Chowan College — Miss Rebecca Long. 
Harrellsville — Mrs. B. N. Sykes. 
Jackson — Mrs. K. D. Stukenbrok. 
Murfreesboro — Mrs. G. E. Lineberry. 

Rich Square — Mrs. John P. Holloman, Mrs. W. E. Lassiter, 
Mrs. J. P. Lassiter. 

Seaboard — Mrs. R. M. Maddrey. 

Union — Miss Bettie Williams 'Taylor. 

Woodland — Mrs. Julian P. Griffin. 

Winton — Mrs. J .H. Jenkins, Miss Emily Lucile Clark. 

Windsor — Mrs. Willie Gaskins. 

WILMINGTON. 
Bethlehem — Mrs. B. P. Keith. 

Wilmington, 1st Church — Miss Cecile Rhodes, Mrs. C. D. Weeks, 
Mrs. W. B. Muse, Mrs. Daniel H. Penton, Mrs. R. E. Williams, 
Mrs. John Jeter Hurt. 

Wallace, Mrs. C. V. Brooks, Mrs. Frank Powers. 

Willard — Miss Mary Lou Powers. 

Wilmington, Southside — Mrs. Cecile A. Bass. 

Jacksonville — Mrs. R. P. Hinton. 

Winter Park — Mrs. R. W. Ma&on. 

Sneads Ferry — Mrs. W. H. Grant. 

YADKIN. 

Flat Rock — Miss Delia Arnold. 
East Bend — Mrs. V. H. Martin 
No. delegates — 40 5. 



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LIST OF VISITORS. 

Mrs. W. C. James, Richmond, Va., President W. M. U. of S. B. O. 

Rev. J. F. Love, D.D., Richmond, Va., Corresponding Secretary 
Foreign Mission Board. 

Rev. L. B. Warren, D.D., Atlanta, Ga., Superintendent Church 
Extension Department Home Mission Board. 

Rev. WL N. Johnson, Raleigh, Corresponding Secretary State 
Board of Missions, N. C. 

Rev. C. D. Graves, D.D., Wake Forest. 

Mrs. Lucy G. Robertson, Greensboro. 

Mrs. C. L. Van Noppen, Greensboro. 

Miss Pannill, Greensboro. 

Mrs. Adelade T. Goodno, Raleigh, President W. C. T. U. 
Miss Rene Joyce, Bahia, Brazil. 

Miss Mollie Hanes, Mrs. John R. Crawford, Miss Ida Ruth 
Welch, Mrs.. E. L. Middleton, Mrs. G. T. Shelton, Mrs. J. R. Allen, 
Mrs. E. K. Howard, Miss Eliza G. Hillard, Mrs. Kivett, Mrs. S. N. 
Lows, Mrs. Sallie W. Pittard, Mrs. J. H. Petty, Miss Ducie Swann, 
Mrs. John A. Forlines, Mrs. J. P. Williams, Mrs. W. R. Davis, Miss 
Lalia Rose, Miss Beulah Whitehead, Miss Sarah J. Thurston, Mrs. 
J. P. Spoon, Mrs. C. H. Coats, Mrs. J. H. Vernon, Mrs. R. F. Wil- 
liams, Mrs. H. N. Blanchard, Mrs. George E. Upchurch, Mrs. R. 
L. Hardison, Mrs. Archibald Johnson, Mrs, J. S. Berggmon, Mrs. 
Hartwell Scarboro, Mrs. H. M. Montgomery. 



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IN MEMORIAM 



"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; 
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and 
their works do follow them." 

Mrs. Carey J. Hunter, Raleigh, member Executive Committee. 

Beulah. — Miss Sue Merritt Bradsher. 

Brunswick.-— Miss Alneta St. George. 

Bimcomhe. — Mrs. Etta M. Smith. 

Chowan. — Mrs. Alice Hastings. 

Flat River. — Mrs. Sallie Blackwell, Mrs. Maggie W. Wood, Mrs, 
D. C. Frazier, Mrs. Emma Lyon, Mrs. C. D. Osborn, Mrs. W. 
Mitchell. 

Johnston Co. — Mrs, Mary Emma Parker. 
Liberty. — Mrs. Z. T. Sharpe. 
Mecklenbnrg-Cabarrasi— Mrs. W. Cary Dowd. 
Montgomery. — Mrs. J. C. Beck with. 
Mt. Zion. — Miss Delphia Williams. 

Neusc- Atlantic.-— Miss Sadie Wilson, Miss Ann Lissie Carroll. 
Pee Dee. — Mrs. Mary Dockery Smith. 

Pilot Mountain. — ^Mrs. A. Z. Taylor, Mrs. Nannie Marshall Leak, 
Roanoke. — Mrs. Anna Putrell Pope. 

Robeson Mrs. Sarah C. Wilder, Mrs. Sarah Prevatte, Mrs. 

Nancy Pittman. 

Sandy Creek. — Mrs. Bettie Oldham, Mrs. G. C. Matthews. 
Sandy Run. — Mrs. E. M. Green. 

South Yadkin. — Miss Mattie Church, Miss Mattie Brown 
Bridges. 

Tar River.—Mrs. Winfield P. Crowder. 

West Chowan.- — Mrs. Annie Wilson, Miss Essie B. Mizzell, Mrs, 
Annie Moore Spiers, Mrs. Ella C. Burden. 
Wilmington — -Mrs. Lizzie Mae Ketchum. 
Yadkin. — Mrs. Susia Johnson Watkins. 



INDEX 



PAGE 



Aims for the Year 3 

Appointment of Committees 2 8 

Associational Superintendents 4 

Annual Report Personal Service Committee 31 

Annual Report Library Committee 33 

Conferences 52 

Constitution and By-Laws 6 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention 51 

Delegates to Southern Union 51 

Places of Meeting and Amounts Contributed 5 

Officers and Executive Committee 3 

Letter from Dr. Livingston Johnson 2 7 

List of Delegates 86 

List of Visitors 9 4 

Memorial Page 98 

Proceedings 11 

Reports of Officers: 

Corresponding Secretary 12 

Junior Superintendent 17 

President's Address 20 

Secretary of Young Woman's Auxiliaries 16 

Trustee of Training School 34 

Treasurer 5 3 

Vice-Presidents 2 

Recommendations of Executive Committee 37 

Reports of Committees: 

Apportionment 42 

Church Building and Loan 45 

Louisville Training School 45 

Nominations 50 

Personal Service 4 4 

Plans of Work 43 

Resolutions 36 

Sunbeam and Royal Ambassador Work 4 6 

Time and Place 50 

Y. W. A. Work 4 8 

Sunbeam Honor Roll. 78 

Standard of Excellence Distinctions • 84 

Table of Associational Reports 96.